Top Ten Underrated Sports In the United States

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The Top Ten

1 Surfing Surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore. V 1 Comment
2 Swimming 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.

It's so hard to swim good and no one believes that.

Its always hyped on the olympics so not really underrated

Swimming Sucks

People think it’s easy but it really isn’t. Trust me, I was one of them and then I tried it

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

Its fun most people just haven't had the chance to try it

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

Nothing like America's pastime - Jonerman

Hard to hit the ball

6 Soccer Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The goal is to score the ball on the other team's goal.

I like it myself, but I would consider soccer to be overrated rather than underrated in the United States. Although, if you compare it to American football, then sure, it is underrated. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I love the sport but it is kind of overrated

Soccer is GAY

Delete all you want. The game is still B O R I N G.

7 Bowling Bowling

This is one of those sports that's more fun to play than to watch.

I personally am a amateur youth bowler and the community is great! I would definitely recommend it if you have money to play the sport! PS start saving money if you want a bowling ball that works for you and seek out good coaches and pro shop owners in you're looking to do this profesionally! A good group a friends is good too for team events in tournaments!

I wanna bowling but mommy wont let me and I'm so sad I'm makingher a tape rn! - hannah bakerr

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

Specifically cross country, has many factors in order to succeed. Unlike all other sports, nobody is there to cheer you on while trying to finish the grueling 3.1 miles in the heat. Nobody else can relate to the sore muscles, the feeling of not being able to finish, or knowing that we can train up to 8 miles in a single day. And yet we are still treated like trash. Many people may not understand, but cross country IS a sport as well. Just because we do not have a ball to score with or a bat to hit with does NOT make this sport easy. So if anybody here still has a problem with this sport, Try finishing a sub 15 minute 5k, because it is much harder than you think to endure a sub 5 minute mile pace, as it also is completing up to 8 miles in a single day for training, not to mention the high risk of cardiovascular arrest, the number one reason of deaths among athletes aged 12 - 22. So I ask everybody to just think twice about what it really takes to truly deal with a sport like this.

I know for a fact nobody taking any other sport besides long distance running can complete daily 8 - 10 mile workouts. (Without stopping lol)

Training is MUCH harder than you think.

Why tf is this only 11? (As of July 2018)

10 Skateboarding 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. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Lacrosse 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.

Lacrosse is a contact team sport played on a field, in which two teams use a small rubber ball and long handled sticks to score in the opponent's goal.

Lacrosse looks easy but trust me honey, it’s not. It takes a long time to get good at.

12 Fencing
13 Softball Softball

Softball is the best sport. It is sooo overlooked! And why is soccer and basketball on the list? Everyone plays soccer these days. In conclusion softball is the most underrated sport.

EXCUSE ME? WHY IS THIS NOT NUMBER ONE

14 Badminton 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".

Badminton is definitely underrated because people compare it to tennis and say it is easier (since replace tennis racquets and balls with something lighter) but it requires a ton of skill, agility, fast reflexes, and speed!

duh

15 Ice Hockey 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.

what

16 Water Polo

Water polo is like basket ball soccer and swimming put together because it basically is a soccer field in a swimming pool. You have to pass and carry a volleyball and your feet cannot touch the pool floor. It looks hard but it's very hard

Best sport ever

I play it as a sport. It's really hard because you have to make unnatural body movements. It's very underrated.. :(

Water polo is such a fun sport! It’s like soccer and swimming together what’s not to like!

17 Figure Skating

Figure Skating isn’t even considered a sport to some people which breaks my heart because it’s a very complicated sport requiring not only physical but also mental strength and a lot of dedication, perseverance, and drive.

18 BMX Racing
19 Cheerleading Cheerleading

It is hard and no one ever agrees with you when you tell them. We practice 24/7 and no one appreciates us

We definitely deserve to b up there we work non stop and unlike all other sports we don’t hit or carry a ball, or run up and down a court or feild we have to lift actual people without killing them or ourselves, we have to do gravity defying flips and on top of all that we have to preform and make it look easy. in cheer you don’t get another chance, penalties, or subs, u have one chance to b perfect. if you break your arm in the middle of a rutein you have to preform like nothing’s wrong you don’t get a sub.

I'm sure if you broke your arm in the middle of a routine you wouldn't get up a go on like nothing's wrong. That's a bit of an exaggeration if you ask me. - SassyEquine

20 Dodgeball
21 Squash

This sport requires people to be tip-top athletic as it is fast-paced and extremely fun.

22 Horseback Riding 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 ...read more.

My idiots of friends tell me every day "Horseback Riding is easy, you just sit there and let the horse do all the work, it is not a sport."
People think just because of the saddle you just sit there the whole time. I decided to teach classmates a lesson by making them come to the barn and post for a whole hour with some little no stirrup two points thrown in there as well. They never said anything offensive about horseback riding ever again. If you are getting picked on, tell them "Have you ever been brave enough to trust an unpredictable animal? To ever have one tiny mistake to possibly lead to death? Have you ever had the courage to communicate to an animal in silence? You babies with your safety nets and timeouts. Us fearless riders have non of those luxuries."

If you are a non-equestrian please consider what I am telling and don't ever tell one of us equestrians we are not athletes. Horse Back Riding takes much time and effort, and for people to be underestimating us ...more

This sport is definitely the most underrated. I don't care what y'all think, almost nobody at my school considers it a sport and I find myself lecturing people on how it is a sport every day. - SassyEquine

23 Cricket 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. V 1 Comment
24 Ultimate Frisbee
25 Synchronised Swimming Synchronised Swimming

Combination of swimming and dancing in water whilst holding your breath and throwing people up the water

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

Gymnastics is like the hardest sport, and people think it's easy. One practice for youth gymnastics is 4 to 5 hours for 4-5 days a week. Most people would break after one practice. No one is born with genes that help them with gymnastics, they have to earn it.

Some people say gymnastics isn't a sport, it's more of a sport than any other sport. It is very intense and one of the hardest sports (of course all sports are super hard, but gymnastics is another level). It is also the only sport I mind watching, more people should watch itl

27 Arena Football

Arena football is great! Just wish I could find it on T.V. now a days - Jonerman

28 Finswimming

Since swimming is underrated, so is finswimming though both sports are really great and hard

29 Golf 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.

Excuse me but you are saying that the Masters means nothing to the history of sports?

Not a sport. - Rpemk

You might want to look at the description for this item... And I don't even like golf. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

30 Rugby Rugby 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.

Although popular outside of America, I find it to be the better version of American football

31 Field Hockey

Deserves much more in the US

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