Drawing inspiration from the 2004 film, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, ESPN has decided to use the idea of the fake ESPN network that aired professional dodgeball within the film.
On August 8, one day only, ESPNU will transform into ESPN8: The Ocho to air the most obscure professional sports you would never see outside of an internet stream such as trampoline dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and cornhole.
ESPN8: The Ocho’s full schedule (per ESPN Media):
|Tues, Aug 8||Midnight||2016 American Disc Golf Championship||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|2 a.m.||2016 WFTDA Roller Derby Championships||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|4 a.m.||2016 Sky Zone Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|5:30 a.m.||Firefighters World Challenge XXV||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|8 a.m.||2016 Kabaddi World Cup Final||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|9 a.m.||World Darts Championship||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|11:30 a.m.||Arm Wrestling: Best of WAL 2016 Championship||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|12:30 p.m.||2017 Championship of Bags||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|2:30 p.m.||EVO 2017 World Championship – Street Fighter||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|5:00 p.m.||Moxie Games||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
|7 p.m.||U.S. Open Ultimate Championship||ESPN8: “The Ocho”|
Unfortunately, Dodgeball characters Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks will not be providing color commentary. That’s NOT a bold strategy, Cotton.
Are you planning to call in sick to work to watch the 2017 Championship of Bags, because I am.