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ESPN Turns ESPNU Into ESPN8: The Ocho For One Day Only On August 8, ESPNU will air sports you would never, ever see on TV.

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):

Date Time (ET) Title Network
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.

Dezmond Moore

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