Top Ten Greatest Sports

The Top Ten

1 Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

This sport has really changed me mentally and physically. At first, it was much tougher than I thought to be honest and made me fall to my feet quite a few times. I was much weaker then and very hesitate so I wouldn't recieve the ball as much. But over time, I started to practice a lot (this kind of sport requires daily practice by the way), and got better and better at it. Still, I was hesitating. The coached would always scream my name when I would receive the ball and I would panic and pass it to someone else or make a lousy shot (I still made a few though). People would tell me I should be more confident and practice even more, which I did for the team. Soon enough, my time came and I started making layups here and there and even took the ball down the court consistently. I one day became the star of the team and the coach would always rely on me in the game as well as the team. Still, it was quite tiring and much of a challenge for me too. But this is a very social sport and in ...more

I used to be a striker of my schools soccer team, I was really good at soccer, and I scored at least 5 points per game. Then one day, I watched a video on YouTube called "Michael Jordan - I Believe I Can Fly", that video showed me clips of Michael Jordan playing basketball. Michael Jordan showed me the beauty of basketball and he made so many people happy because of his skills. I want to be like MJ. He inspired me to play basketball. Now, I'm the star shooting guard of my schools basketball team who scores 25 points per game and has 7 assists per game. Go watch the video mentioned in this story, so you will be inspired. Basketball

"5 points", are you kidding? Whoever plays football and calls it points, not goal, is a retard

It's both fun to watch and to play. There's not too many stops compared to other sports like football and baseball, which results in constant, non-stop action! Basketball is just an amazing game that has created some of the best athletes in the world, as it places an emphasis on stamina, coordination, and teamwork, probably more so than any other sport. - rapaddict97

Ever since basketball changed, people are rude. I HATE BASKETBALL!

2 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Soccer is the best sport ever. For all of you people who say its easy or boring or any of that crap, it's because you've never played competitively. We do a lot of fitness training. We have practice 6 days a week. It's not like hockey where you get a sub every 45 seconds. Our games are 90 minutes and sometimes you don't get a single sub. You have to be running hard for a full 90 minutes. You want to call us weak now? And it is a contact sport. For those of you who say its not, you don't know anything about the game. I'm on the best team in my state and it is so much fun. It requires a ton of endurance, strength, individual skills, and teamwork. It's not a game where you score every 30 seconds because you actually have to work hard to score.

But soccer would be more exciting if there were subs. Hockey's great because for the 1-2 minutes they're on the ice, they can push it to the max. Soccer is more like a marathon. Both are great athletes, but soccer is slower to watch because of it. - Xean45

Soccer is the best sport, because there are moves that you can learn to get past a player. There are all sorts of related sports to soccer (Street soccer, Basketball, and believe it or not its American Football. Also those tricks and skills take so much practice and time just to go outside and play what you love which is soccer. When you play soccer and you want to step up your game and decide to join a team that team will give you money for the year as long as you well for you team you earn more and more money. Where ever you are Spain, Germany, United States, Italia, England, and more you might be asked to play for their national team to see who is the best and that to any soccer player who is in a average team is an honer to play for your country. And for all of you people who say its boring or any of that stuff is because you've never played it or you've never even touched a soccer ball before us boys/girls play so much soccer that we don't even have time to go anywhere or do ...more

Soccer is a really good exercise sport. So, it's super!

Soccer is the greatest sport ever. It started in the 1700s in England, and since then it has reigned supreme as the world's greatest sport, with over 5 billion fans on earth. If you go to England, Germany, Italy, Australia, Kenya, Brazil, South Africa, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, The Netherlands, France, even the Democratic Republic of Congo- in almost every country on earth, Soccer in the most popular sport. - soccerfan217

3 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

I chose baseball because it is my favorite, but I'll not argue with anyone's opinion because this list is a matter of personal preference. I will say that soccer's worldwide popularity is a weak argument for the sport. It gained popularity worldwide because it is cheap to play, requiring only something to use as a ball, and extremely easy to learn on the most fundamental level. Don't get me wrong, I know that playing soccer at a high level requires an enormous amount of skill and knowledge, but the basis of the game could not be easier; kick the ball through the goal. Any group of poor kids who has ever 5 minutes of the game, can immediately get something to use as a ball and start a rudimentary game. Basketball is almost like that, but has the disadvantage of needing a ball that bounces and way to hang a goal.

Baseball is cool and fun sometimes, I also like keeping track of the mlb scores, and I watch mlb clips sometimes - trains45

Baseball requires hard work and determination at its hardest as someone who plays baseball and has played all the sports above except basketball which has been too flashy for me baseball while slow has a wisdom no other sport has I train 2 hours a day on one topic of the game which makes so complex in its simplistic nature

Baseball uses the most athletic abilities use your arms for throwing and catching and batting uses your feet to run bases

4 Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

THE GREATEST SPORT OF ALL TIME! Showing appropriate violence, being a tough and physical game, being very exciting, this game is amazing. It is easy to play, a little complicated to understand if you are a foreigner, as this is an American game and is different from most sports or games (the games stop, rather than European sports, for example, that always keep ongoing). This should be NUMBER ONE!

You never said anything about American football and why it's good all you said was that soccer sucks. I am from America, but I think that soccer requires a lot more endurance and ability to think because you have to play for 90 minutes and make the play as you go, instead of having a pre-made plan. Don't get me wrong, I like American football too, but you can't go around saying that people who like soccer are stupid, because everyone has their own opinion and everyone's opinion matters.

Actually no one's opinion matters since none of them are facts. - PeeledBanana

Football should be higher on the list. It's so fun to watch! SO ENTERTAINING!

I like American football because on defense you can legit throw people behind you

5 Ice Hockey Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

Soccer is only well liked because everyone can afford to play it. It's the most accessible sport. Hockey may not have that accessibility, but it is still a very international sport nonetheless. That said, hockey requires everything soccer requires: endurance, patience and accuracy. What hockey has that soccer does not is physicality and far more team work. And it is all done on skates. You have to be in another league athletically to be a hockey player.

Trust me have you seen hockey tickets? They're more than 500. Also soccer is just running while hockey is on skates. That takes a lot more skill in my opinion. And yes, they do need endurance, because their coaches make them skate the whole time in practice, and not just during their playing time. I agree it's not as popular but does that make it a lesser sport? It's pretty popular in the western side over here. And yes, hockey players do legitimately get hurt more often than soccer players do. I'm sorry about your injury, but hockey players face that every day. Have you seen the goalie who got his throat cut open by a skate? Nasty stuff. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

Ice hockey is the best I always like seeing nhl highlights and keep track of the scores - trains45

Imagine you are the shooter and the goalie is like 6'4 and takes up a lot of the net and you have a 3 by 1 inch puck and you have like just enough room to put it in 3 inch by 1 inch in the uprights or right beneath the leg pad and in soccer you have like 7 square feet to shoot at and you can go low or upper 90 but hockey it is one or the other and hockey you have to be conditioned a lot more because you have 20lbs. of extra weight soccer you might have shinguards but those weigh almost nothing soccer you can get a penalty by mistiming a slide tackle but hockey you can check someone and nothing will happen unless you check them from behind then you might get ejected for the rest of that game and the next people have been paralyzed playing hockey. And you could be on a break away the next moment you are laying on the ground with a huge welt on your shoulder that hurts very bad but the next day you have to play because you are very good and there is only a limited amount of lines usually ...more

Hockey is one of the few sports that encompasses every aspect of what makes a sport great: speed, teamwork, finesse, skill, and of course CONTACT! The amount of skill and finesse in hockey is only rivaled by soccer, but soccer is missing contact which I think is a major reason why it's should be put at number 2. Basketball is missing contact as well. Who wants to which a bunch of grown ass men flop to get fowls all the time? Not me. Baseball is missing contact as well but the teamwork and skill in baseball is what makes it such a fun sport. Ice hockey is the best sport ever. Hands down in my opinion.

6 Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

I LOVE TENNIS! I've been playing tennis since I was 5, and now I'm 13. Tennis is a great sport to play. You need arm strength, good footwork, metal skills, like where to hit the ball to. People think that it's just hitting a ball, which it is, but in order to be good at it, you need to swing that racket like your life depends on it. Things like dancing, lets be honest, sorry to those who disagree, but it isn't a sport. It does take skill, but I don't see dancing competitions on ESPN, my sis is a dancer, but I haven't seen a competition yet! Dancing, it is hard, but be honest with yourself, it isn't a sport. Another sport I like is swimming. I'm on the swim team, and I can say that swimming gets you in good shape, and you'll sweat, but you always have cool water surrounding you! I love swimming, tennis, football, basketball, softball, volleyball, and much more. Just not dance cheer and gymnastics

All the higher ranked sports are OK IF YOU play them but be honest, YOU watch 'em on the sofa which makes you a couch potato and what you call a sport is really just "entertainment" like watching a movie. To be a sport YOU have to PLAY it. So how many of you call up 21 of your buddies on the weekend to join you in a game of football?...or call 17 of your buddies to join you in a game of baseball...or call up a buddy or two and drink a case of beer while watching somebody else on T.V. play a sport? That's why Tennis is the best...plenty of people to play this sport with in local leagues and tennis clubs...and avoid that beer body...and coronary/diabetes/high blood pressure...and so on.

Tennis isn't just hard but its is also a mental sport not just physical. You have to learn your back hand and forehand and how to use them properly and how to defeat the other player with those strokes. And you have to learn volley doubles and singles not just the game there's more to it then you think tennis should be the number one sport hands down cause its both physical and mental compared to all these other sports!

Trust me tennis will be the most popular sports after ten year. More and more people play tennis and more and more people watch tennis. The reason that tennis is a good sport is that it can play two on two. If you play team sport, no matter how good you are, if your team is bad you can never win. Tennis also practise your thinking skill because you always need to think where you hit the next ball. Many people think that tennis is a stupid game which two people just hit the ball this way and that way. Tennis practise your strength, agility and speed. Tennis will be the most popular sport after ten years.

7 Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Swimming is the best, I love swimming, I always have fun swimming - trains45

Why is swimming 7th? Swimming is hard but fun and the satisfaction is amazing! It makes you fit and gives you more endurance. Swimming is #1!

Swimming is fun in all kinds of different ways. I use swimming for competing and I like it. - BloodFang

As much as the other sports are more hardcore, but I believe that swimming should be in the top 5 at least. It does require the same things that other sports do except its in the water! It also has no sports-related injuries (at least not that severe anyways). Unlike other sports, you can keep swimming for as long as you live. In dryland, we do pretty much what every other athlete does to keep in shape and build that muscle to push that water away. This is why swimming is the best and I think should be #1!

8 Bowling

When I bowl, the experience is cathartic. I leave the lanes purged. CLEAN.

In the top 10, possibly top 5 most participated sports in the World. Young and old, male or female can compete on an equal footing and it takes both mental and physical skill.

My favorite sport to play, lots of mental focus and the best part is that you don't have to mess up your body like those people with too much testosterone do.

I'm a bowler. It's a lot of fun. Great even for people who aren't athletic, like me. You do need some physical skill. Also, it uses math.

9 Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

It's a very passionate and misunderstood sport, should be ranked higher at least top five.

Boxing should be on top, every time I watch it especially watching fights of pacquiao and other filipinos it gives me thrill

Did lots of sports at once in till I started boxing, hands down the most epic thrill you get when earn your goal of becoming the person you want too be. As boring the training is, it still comes in handy for fighting in matches. It is also helpful for your fitness!

Boxing gives you the chance to be who you want to be. Its also a great way to release anger and things you've been holding on to. And on top of that it keeps you in shape. By far my favorite sport.

10 Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

Volleyball is SO much fun! It's a game that EVERYONE can play at ANY level year-round and have a blast! Volleyball is everywhere - schools, beaches, community ed and bar leagues - clearly, people have fun playing! It's a great sport to play with your friends casually or competitively, and if you've never smashed that ball to the ground for a big kill, or aced a serve, you're missing out! Such an awesome feeling!

I fell in love with it. Before I hated anything to do with sports, but this one is way different and football is NOTHING compared to this (in my opinion). - TheShadd

I play volleyball on the 13s Fatchmo team; trust me, volleyball is not easy but it's a lot of fun and over all my favorite sport. Volleyball should definitely be in the top ten! We can bump, hit, serve, dig, and volleyball includes a lot of hustling but its worth it. No running in volleyball? When was the last time you ran ten feet in 1 second, threw yourself on the ground, and got back in position all in 3 seconds?! I'll quit competing when my heart stops beating. A lot of us miss 100% of the shots we don't take.

This should be higher. Volleyball is fun sport that everyone can play anywhere like in a gym or at the beach. Everyone saying it's easy or boring need to start playing. Volleyball is a hard and competitive sport. You have to learn how to hit, pass, set, serve, block, and move your feet just to hit the ball. So what. I'm saying is, volleyball isn't easy.

The Newcomers

? World Superbike
? Hurdling

The Contenders

11 Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Anybody who says wrestling is fake is just being idiotic. Its not fake it's "predetermined". All those grapple's you see is being performed using ones strength its not like they are hooked up by cable's being lifted up by other people. It's a brutal sport but its also great entertainment too with characters that are larger than life. And also anybody who says that wrestling isn't brutal just needs to go look up different injuries that have occurred during wrestling match's. Broken Necks, Concussions, Torn Quads, Broken Legs, Heart Attacks. That is how punishing this sport can be.

It's fake unlike Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey, Basketball, even the most boring like Soccer, Golf, Nascar, and Tennis. It is so boring and pointless. Don't even get me started on the WWE, it has 2 be canceled. - Joshuaisdotdotdot

This entry is for the real sport Olympic Wrestling and not Professional Wrestling, which is the scripted version. Since we're on that subject, Pro Wrestling is still a sport and it's a very dangerous one. More dangerous than normal wrestling. Pro wrestlers are athletes who put their bodies on the line for the entertainment of fans. A lot goes into it and it's very complicated. It's not just acting and "faking" like ignorant people like you say. They actually punch each other for real, although they obviously don't do it as hard as they can like in other sports such as boxing or mma. A lot can go wrong during wrestling matches and it's a real physical and mental task to accomplish. - RogerMcBaloney

THIS IS NOT WWE WRESTLING! Wrestling deserves to be up there, individual sports are a challenge of their own. Unlike team sports, THERE's NOWHERE TO HIDE, once you step out on the mat it's you and one other person and it will show how much you've put into it. Anybody can be a wrestler, we come in all shapes and sizes, so it gives opportunity to everybody and hard work will be the difference, not size. - DrNick

Oh come on WWE is better than football basketball and soccer. Wrestling is just you, by your self trying your hardest to hit the 1 2 3 pin-fall and win. Watching Wrestling like WWE, tna, nxt, roh etc is fun. Makes you get up of your seat. Different kind of feuds going on and building up there experience and becoming the top player. Football basketball etc so boring the same thing to feuds just the same so boring but wrestling its just different feuds and choose your top player. I love WWE even thought its fake it's a sport.

12 Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

1.6 Billion people follow cricket.
It is great game and soon cricket leagues like IPL would own EPL and Other leagues of soccer, - herambchaaskar

Cricket is for the sophisticated fans of the future! It might even over take soccer in the years to come!

Football is the best game to play but only when you play it
It gets boring when you watch others playing it..
But cricket is the most intresting game of all time
You can watch it whole day and still you wont get bored
And with this new t20 format the game is reduced to 3 hrs
Which is far better then football/soccer..
Its just that football is too overrated
Watch cricket

Football is a like a Movie, you enjoy watching it.
Cricket is like a whole theatre set, it involves patience, practice, time, and direction everything.

13 Dodgeball

Doggeball is an underrated sport that needs good reflex. The NDL should be bigger

What could be better than chucking balls at people's heads? I mean, seriously, just think about it...

American Dodgeball Association of America, enough said

Not a real sport... but the most fun sport ever!

14 Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

Golf is less a sport and more of a "Let's see how long it takes old white guys with erectile dysfunction to hit a tiny ball into a slightly larger hole" activity.

Golf is a good walk, ruined. not a sport.
It requires no athletic ability to
Hit a ping-pong size ball.
Stroll around manicured lawns.

They don't even carry their own golf clubs

All you people commenting on this "golf is dumb it's stupid it's for old people barely any exercise u haven't even tried the sport. Don't Just say you hate something without trying it. Golf is just for old white guys. That's just a stupid thing to say. I'm a 12 year old girl u would Expect me like to shopping, fashion, and social media but guess what I spend most of summer golfing. Golf is a sport. I find you people to go by stereotypes. It's just adults that play golf I'm On golf is team for kids and we play different teams in golf. Don't just comment negative things about a sport when u actually haven't tried a sport. I am not gonna comment anything about lacrosse cause I have never tried the sport that would be dumb of me

Golf takes a lot more skill than you would think. And I'll admit it sucks to watch but to play it's the best thing ever.

15 Auto Racing

Mountain biking, motorsports, skiing. Pinnacle of sport no question

Auto racing is a mixed bag.
F1, and rally aren't boring, but nascar is extremely boring.

One of the most underrated sports. There is an endless amount of math that is required to succeed in it. All sports are sports you should use your brain in, but NASCAR takes a lot of brain power. You have to know how to get a pit stop right, how fast you're going on the track so you can defend and gain positions, and how long you can go without pitting to win a race. Also in soccer, baseball, football, and basketball, you can recover from your mistakes. But in NASCAR, if you make a mistake, you're screwed. So guys, give NASCAR some more love. - greatesttop10s

Maybe not a sport, but good. People say it's boring. So this is boring to watch, and baseball is not?

16 American Football

The sport requires speed, strength, and agility. A person needs a good attention span, but it can grow on you.


Love it.Great and good sport.


Again I’m a huge football 🏈 fan

17 Archery Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.

While it can be boring to watch (especially for those who are new to the sport) it is incredibly fun to do. The feeling of shooting an arrow in the center of the target never gets old. It's a perfectionist sport. An error of a few millimeters in your form can make you loose a few points.

I am on the archery team at my school. It is a sport that requires changes and adjusting with every shot. It is graceful and calm... most of the time. One kid on my team our coaches jacket! Don't worry she was not harmed.

I played archery back when my fifth grade class went, and while it takes some learning, nothing comes to the thrill of firing an arrow.

Archery is not only AMAZING, but it makes you a total badass!

18 Mixed Martial Arts Mixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.

Great sport for humans of any age! From school yards to elderly nursing homes, anyone can participate!

UFC, Pride, WEC, and all the others -

It is terrible for children and you can die.

This should be #1 it is the ultimate sport that need every muscle of the body to do. - FamousOG

19 Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

I love this sport so much. It should be #1. You can play it in your backyard easily or take lessons which usually don't cost much or don't cost anything at all. For a lot of people, it takes yeas to get to the intermediate level. I've done it for less than a month and now practice with beginners and intermediates. I love badminton

Some people might not like this but I just love this sport so much better than any other sports.

I've been playing this sport since I was 6, and it is really an unique sport because other people can't really play and you must have good hand-eye coordination

Badminton is easily the most fun sport, it takes the most skill to play, it doesn't get you too tired and you can play with friends and have fun. - ActionninjaT

20 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Gymnastics is one of the greatest sports in the world. I've been a competitive gymnast since the age of 7 and I have fallen completely in love with it. It's such a hard sport and that's what makes it fun. It requires strength, power, flexibility, agility, stamina etc. It's amazing to watch those Olympians flip about in the air, it takes a lot of skill and dedication to get that far and very few make it. It's amazing to see how gymnasts know where they are in the air during a somersault or twist, and know exactly where to open out to land perfectly. But it doesn't always go perfectly, it's hard and you will fall time and time again, but gymnastics gives you the power to not give up, to try your hardest to get that skill. Gymnastics teaches you a lot more than school does. I love to fly through the air, that's why I love it so much and why I find it so fun. I'm never gonna lose the love for this sport no matter what anyone says. If someone says gymnastics is bad, they don't know what ...more

THIS SHOULD BE HIGHER what! Gymnastics is a lot harder than it looks I train 22 hours a week and there is a lot of conditioning, gymnastics is the best sport

Gymnastics is the best sport in the world I have fallen in love with it gymnastics should been number one

Why is this number 20 I've been doing gymnastics Since I was 4 and now I'm in level 9. Also is contorsian a sport because I'm on the most flexible list. I'm Sophie Dossi.

21 Running Running is a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. Running is a type of gait characterized by an aerial phase in which all feet are above the ground.

Running is one of the best sports ever in my opinion. It's teaches endurance, will, speed, and power. I have been running cross country for four years and track for two. Before I did many other sports but when I started cross country it changed my life. I have cystic fibrosis and that has not stopped me because running has taught me to keep fighting till you cross the finish line and that finish line is still far away but when I get there I will remember what got me there

It is very competitive and no stopping this should be high er then football

Running is the best sport ever. It is a test of human endurance. It is a mind sport. Your will and speed are both critical in running. A good attitude too. You can run with a friend, with many people, or by yourself. It is an inspirational sport. Running has also changed the lives of many. Everyone knows what is running and so many people run on a daily basis. The satisfaction you get after running is also priceless and you know that you have worked out after running. Running is also required in almost every sport. Running is a classic, basic building block of Sports. - CherylS

You have said running so much it doesn't sound like a word anymore - BritishLegend

Track and field is such a cool sport. Boys running around a track, with the sunset on their heads---I think wow. Track is such a cool sport. I love it because it's so easy to do, but so hard to do right and fast. I mean, you try sprinting a 400. You look at everyone's face when their finished, they are done, tired, and look terrible. But inside, it feels great to cross that finish line. That's hard work. That's running through rain when the raindrops feel like bullets, that's training in the heat of summer. Track is so cool guys, just trust me.

22 Biking

Biking and Cycling are the same thing so why did you put this on here? - SilverArcticWolf

I do biking I love it it's really keeps your whole tire body moving this sport is more but than cycling much butter.

I love biking this sport should be before cycling

23 Ping Pong Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

The beauty of this game is overwhelming! Table Tennis is definitely my favourite sport, as it needs great mental strength and outstanding motivation skills. To play the game you need a highly committed mind set as well as a determined attitude! The precision of the game is excellent and it is a pleasure to not only play but to watch as well! I enjoy the adrenaline rush when I'm playing an opponent too! Its amazing, fantastic and everything a sport needs! I love Table Tennis and there comes no doubt to my mind that it deserves that number 1 spot!

Table Tennis is definitely my favourite sport. I've been playing for 7 months and there's so much more to it than people think. The speed and spin you can put on it is amazing. It's unique and at first it may seem like a basic rip-off of tennis but it's actually a completely different sport.

Ping Pong answers the essential question of our time: how can you take a half-decent sport and make it even more pointless? Shrink it down!

I have been playing since I was 7 now I am 12 its awesome

24 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it's physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don't have a good relationship more.

To anyone who thinks that this sport just entails sitting on a horse, you are insane. Unless the horse is just walking don't think I ever actually just sit on it. Horseback riding uses a wide range of leg and stomach muscles and can be incredibly dangerous if the rider is not properly trained (leaning to much forward or backward, holding the reins to stiffly or letting them bounce to much, positioning your foot to high or low, squeezing or not squeezing with your legs enough is a great way to spur the horses, get bucked, or just fall off). It is also a very satisfying sport as it creates a bond with you and your horse, let's you jump (okay who doesn't think jumping three feet is cool? ), go at high speeds, and compete in various equestrian activities (dressage, vaulting, polo, etc.) - Superesse

Well thanks America for letting us know you are riding the back of a horse not the front.

WHY ISN'T HORSEBACK RIDING TOP 20?! I've been riding since 3rd grade and loved it. This is the hardest sport of all. You need will, patience, LOTS of leg strength, and MORE! You're basically getting a gigantic animal to submit to you, and carry you on. For those that say that this isn't a hard sport, try galloping towards a three-foot tall post with just your feet keeping you on a huge prey animal! You also need to be able to multitask double-time, posting, managing reigns, looking to see where you're going, listening to coach's directions, making sure reigns are at correct length. Also, you need a lot of leg strength to do this sport well, like posting, for example, is extremely tiring. Sure, the horse is doing lots of work, but so are YOU. Why isn't this sport popular, I'll never know. It's truly amazing to watch, and much more experience for yourself. Most people are scared only because of the costs associated (half-chaps, paddock boots, helmet, breeches, gloves, etc.) Please PLAY ...more

HOW IS THIS NUMBER 82! Horse back riding is the best sport on earth. Riding is behind. Speed walking. WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. horse back riding lets you be free especially when your jumping. I don't know what sport you people play but I ride horses and trust me it is the best. I love it so will you

25 Rugby League Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

I'm honestly surprised it's even at 15. While I think it is the greatest, unfortunately it's not played worldwide and not even as big as Aussie Rules Football in Australia. But forget all that, it is THE BEST! A lot more physical than Gridiron as it's a lot more constant. League doesn't take a break after every tackle, it's way more physically demanding than that. Not to mention the onfield battles certain players develope against each other. It's a great sight to see 2 massive front rowers constantly trying to find each other and put big hits on the other. - Boydy_23

Hands down my favourite sport in the world and definitely the best. I play rugby league and it is absolutely brilliant! Hard tackles, people cheering, conversions, great runs and many more things get me pumped. and I'm only 12. it is a physically demanding sport but is also a great experience. I'm very determined to become a professional rugby league player and I live, eat, and sleep rugby league.

Easily one of the best sports in the world and I believe it should be at least in the top 10. Similar to Baseball in America it isn't world renowned as it is mostly only played in the south parts of the world but is great fun to play and watch.

Its tough, hard and believe it or not it also requires a lot of thinking. This game is tatical and without proper talk and strategies the team would fall apart. I for on play and it's so fun I love watching the game too and admire the strength, endurance, speed, accleration and smarts of each play. The game is awesome its just so fast pace and hard hitting you hang off your seat with each play and while physically playing its just awesome especially when someone you hate is in the opposite team lol

26 Skiing Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.

Thrilling! Keeps you on your toes new places all the time love love love skiing! The only thing that keeps me not skiing is snow the ski boots and the poles it is just an amazing sport

It's so fun! It's thrilling and you can make it really easy or really hard yeah ASPEN GO ASPEN

Skiing! Is so fun I personally LOVE racing! Love it love it love it!

Skiing should be higher because it is so much fun - NicholasLoghin

27 Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.

I say Lacrosse is the greatest sport in the world. To play Lacrosse you need Endurance, Agility, Speed, and Muscle. You can't torque anyone in Soccer or Tennis or Swimming. Soccer players and Tennis players couldn't take a cross check to the throat by a Steel pole. Lacrosse was created by Native Americans the toughest people to ever walk the earth.

Fast paced and entertaining. I can't believe that boring sports like baseball and soccer are higher than this. Big hits, hard shots, very fast players. All you need to do is watch one game and you will be hooked. One day it will grow and be the biggest sport in the world.

So underrated it is the graetest sport and is growing faster than any other sport

This should be number 1 this is a very cool and hard sport how about all of you people that voted for soccer look at the game on T.V. it is the most boring sport I've ever seen then watch lacrosse now that is a sport that I can sit through a game watching

28 Paintball

This is a sport that changes with technology. It's a sport like no other. I've never seen someone play paintball and not like it. It's the only sport people pay thousands of dollars to play. It's a Passion.

This sport shouldn't be this low on the list. I think it's better than all of the top ten in this list and should get the respect that it deserves instead of those stupid overrated sports that are not fun to play what-so-ever.

Why do people like paintball so much? In my opinion airsoft is so much better.

The best activity to do if you are a fun type of person

29 Karate

Karate is one of the best sports in the world (at least in my opinion).

Karate is the absolute best I am a black belt now!

Karate is more than sport, it,s life.

Cobra Kai am I right?

30 Cycling

By far the best sport. Unlike footballers, cyclists don't care about money, they compete to win. Cyclists aren't violent thugs either and they don't cry when their little finger gets hurt.

Cycling should be so much higher. The amount of training and passion goes into winning a race like the Tour de France. 3 weeks of cycling. Can't see footballers playing matches for 3 hours a day for 3 weeks.

Cycling should really be a top 10 sport in my opinion. You have to be in amazing shape to compete plus have some huge balls during steep descents.

Cycling can be fun, is always fun to go on a bike ride - trains45

31 Rugby Union

I can't think of any other sport in the world were a person of any body type or skill set has a place somewhere in a the team. That and every part of the game is a contested. This may sound a little funny for non rugby people but compare this to league were there is no contest for the ball after a tackle, no contest when the ball goes out of play and no contest at the scrum. Great mix of tactics, athleticism and heart. Also widely played internationally, love getting patriotic!

Rugby is way too underrated to be put outside of the top 20 sports in the world. It is played almost world wide but is not recognised by Americans due to their "version" being American football. Thus site is viewed by mainly Americans and with their great population their sports have taken up the top 10 spots... Ridiculous and an outrage

No other sport in the world can you hit people as hard and as many times as you want for 80 minutes straight. Even in American football you can get penalized for hitting somebody too hard. Greatest game ever invented.

80 minutes of pure athleticism and intensity. And finally, a sport where at the end of the match you don't end up all pissed, you go drinking with your opponents! It also lacks all the showiness and bigotry of American football. What a fantastic, and timeless sport.

32 Dance

I'm restarting dance this year starting off with ballet which I did for 4 years and then had a 3 year break but I wanted to start again earlier to be honest but anyway - gabbi

I have been doing ballet for 7 years I am 9 about 2 more years till pointe.

Well I know a lot of people who do not like any kind of sports...but they love Dancing! Dancing can be done by any one in any way...there are no rules, since it is a form of art. Personally I love it! Always makes me feel vivid and happy

I agree with both you. This shall be the first because I like to dance a lot.

33 Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is awesome

I love rock climbing 5 people in my family climb including me and my Aunt is nearly professional. It's my favorite sport that I also think is very hard. You need a ton of upper and core stregth

My dad climbed El Capitan, he said it was the hardest thing he had ever done in his life. I also rock climb and it is very demanding, rock climbing is very physical and as well very mental too.

Rock climbing is clearly the best sport!

34 Skateboarding Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.

It's not a sport it's a lifestyle. Lance Mountain (a pro skateboarder) says "Riding a skateboard doesn't make you a skater, being unable to stop riding a skateboard is what makes you a skater." It's the most independent activity because you make your own goals and you get to decide what you want to do with your skateboard. Whether it's dropping in on huge bowls or kickfliping 12 stairs you can do what you want, you just have to build your self to the top of those things.

Creative, free, and limitless. No other sports can match it.

it is the second best afl is the best its fun easy and at the same time hard - james001

Its the best and dangerous sport ever and wrestling is great too - sadok

35 Field Hockey

The physicality and technicality of this sport are un rivaled. The incredible speed in which the sport is played at is amazing. It is a sport in which mental and physical fitness come into play. It is a worldwide game where teams from all continents play. A successful sport must be world wide. Not Grid iron which is only played in the US. No doubt this is the best sport on the planet

THE BEST SPORT EVER! It can be played on land, you don't need ice or water and it is super fun. Both men and woman can play and it requires skill, technique, and mental and physical strength. Field hockey is simply awesome. Get over it.

This sport definitely does not get the recognition that it deserves! Played by many, both men and women yet recognized but little to none.. What a shame.

Very challenging sport

36 Kickball

Kickball is so fun. Its just like baseball, but you use it with your foot.

Kickball is fun I played it in gym class lots - trains45

37 Cheerleading

OK. First of all. If you are a competitive cheerleader, I respect you. I'm a football player. And quite frankly, I don't think you should be saying your sport is harder than ours. I'm guessing the conditioning is the same as I've never been a cheerleader. And you shouldn't disrespect us football players as we work really hard and you obviously haven't played football. Now I will admit that we football players hate on you a lot. But you cheerleaders hate just as much as us. And no offense, but we get the glory because when people go to a football game, the watch the football players, not the cheerleaders. But sorry, if you are a sideline cheerleader, but sideline cheer isn't a sport and no one really cares that much about it. But competitive cheer probably is very hard and you do risk your lives, as do us. We should just appreciate each other. - SuperCharged

I respect your opinion supercharged because I'm a football player to.

Anyone who voted this is a dumb fat feminist mom that should eat a knife.

First of all, thank you SuperCharged, I'm a competitive Cheerleader and my team and I respect you, too. Second, haters, do you think it's easy to be thrown 40 feet in the air spinning and land perfectly on one foot in someone's hands? Would that be hard? YES. - Swiftdawn

38 Fishing

"No skill" is the funniest and most incorrect comment in the history of TTT.

Not a sport, quite bad, I think there is no skill, what?

Can someone catch my little fish.

Animal abuse right

39 Track & Field

Yep the ultimate test of how strong, fit, fast, explosive, co-ordinated, and dedicated you are. Shows the ideal athlete. - discusking

Track & Field is quite fun I remember having it in school - trains45

They have some awesome outfits - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

40 Mini Golf

I love it it is better than football to me

I love mini golf

Aww hell naw diz is zportz

41 Laser Tag

Its really fun but I think its not a sport

Awesome not really a sport though 2nd


Not a sport

42 Ice Skating

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ICE SKATING. I wanted it to be the 1st. I don't like Soccer or Football they're just running with a ball. WHY IS ICE SKATING THE 54th?!?!?!?

Ice Skating is the best!

Yass I love this - Cheer4ever

43 Fencing

Fencing is one of the greatest sports I have ever played. The glorious combination of Tactics, Patience, Speed, and Footwork is put to work in this sport. Fencing is extremely underrated mainly because is is expensive, but otherwise it is the most enjoyable sport I have been a part of.

the coolist sport ever and surprisingly one of the most tiring

Great back and forth sport that is very interesting to watch. I don't know why circus sports such as juggling and unicycle hockey are higher than this.

Although fencing requires lots of physical and mental patience, as a fencer myself I can say it is the best sport - Clayttles

44 Billiards

Next thing you know they're putting in poker

Is this even a sport? - katelyn

This ain’t a sport - AliciaMae

45 Athletics

Athletics is fun

Much better than that muggliness!

46 Curling

Curling is fun I remember having curling in grade 6 and 7 - trains45

Best sport in the world so many things that you can do

It is actually a very fun sport to watch and if you like chess or checkers, give curling a shot. It miht take longer than a soccer match but it is definietly more interesting!

47 Parkour

I have a friend who plays this an during keeps telling me to try it with her! When I did, I became addicted! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Technically, Parkour isn't a sport. It's like art, except you're using you're body. However, I still consider it an extracurricular activity so it's cool to see it on this list. Also unlike gymnastics, Parkour can be done whatever way you want. You don't have to point your toes or anything like that. You just tackle the skills in whatever style that suits you. Tons of fun!

Parkour is a sport. And it's the best. Should be 1. Mix every sport (except parkour) together, and parkour would be better by a long shot. #1!

If you know parkour, then you can do so much with that knowledge. Look at all the people who run across rooftops for fun or climb skyscrapers or cranes or telecom towers-though I think that's a daredevil. Anyway, parkour should not be this low on the list.

48 Shooting

Its fun but does it have to be so competitive?

49 Trampolining

Who doesn't love bouncing around!

Wow! Maybe everyone else can break their arms as well! Amazing!

I hope you want to break an arm

I love tramolining - RylinB

50 Ultimate Frisbee

The game with the most team spirit, if you wanna play you have to know how to pass, there is no possible way to be selfish in this game and it will always stay that way.

Ultimate Frisbee is undoubtedly the earths greatest sport it's about the team and you give your body for the game wining catch that is frisbee

thsi game is so fun!!! it should be in the top ten

I love sports - esp mainstream sports. But look my top 3 is definitely MMA, ultimate frisbee, and wrestling. Get with it people! - thetromboneninja

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