Don’t Forget: ESPN8, The Ocho Tomorrow!
For the third straight year, ESPN2 will become ESPN8, The Ocho for 24 hours. Starting tonight at midnight, The Ocho will run all day tomorrow, the 7th, and conclude at midnight. If you are familiar with the movie “Dodgeball,” then you are familiar with ESPN The Ocho. In the movie, the network hosted the dodgeball tournament that Vince Vaughn (Peter La Fleur) and Ben Stiller (White Goodman) played in. Inspired from the movie, State Farm is sponsoring this move which will feature a full day of odd games that you may or may not have ever heard of.
If you haven’t seen the movie, you should plan to check it out. The Ocho will feature it twice in the 24-hour span, once at the beginning and once at the end. It’s a funny and entertaining movie, and will give you some insight to the inspiration for why ESPN2 will be transformed all day long. So get ready to enjoy a full day of odd and random games that people take very seriously. In the time of year where sports are a little slow, it’s a perfect time to watch people battle it out in Chess Boxing!
Dodgeball: The Movie
Ultimate Dodgeball: Four 10-player teams playing dodgeball on giant trampolines
Ultimate Frisbee: 7 on 7 teams compete to be the first to reach 15 goals by slinging a frisbee, or disc to teammates down the field.
Spikeball: You may have seen this game played on the beach with a small netted trampoline between teams of 2 taking turns spiking the ball onto the net.
Cornhole: We know everyone is aware what cornhole is already, but if you aren’t, go to any college football tailgate.
Competitive Eating: Johnsonville Brats and Krystal Hamburgers
Ping Pong: One of the most entertaining things to watch on television
Sport Stacking: How fast can you stack a bunch of cups into pyramids and take them back down?
Amazing Games: Spain
Amazing Games: Korea
Darts: Played in the 501-format (counting down to zero)
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Amazing Games: England
Kabaddi: A popular game in India where two teams of 7 face off against each other and players run to the opposing side of the field to tag as many players as possible before being tackled.
Saber Combat: One-to-one fencing with…lightsabers? Yep.
Sumo Wrestling: Somebody call Joe from Impractical Jokers!
Women’s Flat Track Derby: Roller derby contest around a track that allows full-contact
Chess Boxing: We’re not too sure what to expect from this, but it sounds promising!
Moxie Games: Includes Headis, Juggling, Billiards Trick-Shots, Rock-Paper-Scissors, Sepak Takraw, and Dodge-Juggle.
Dodgeball World Cup: The main event, inspired by the movie “Dodgeball.”
Dodgeball: The Movie