Weird World of Sports Returns Sunday With ESPN8: The Ocho

Viewers will be treated to “a full 24 hours of seldom-seen sports” programming

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By Evan Bleier / March 20, 2020 11:57 am

When the going gets weird, the weird turn to weird pro sports …

Beginning at midnight on Sunday, ESPN will attempt to fill the void that exists in the world of sports with 24 hours of programming inspired by 2004’s Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Airing on ESPN2, ESPN8: The Ocho’s broadcast will provide viewers with “a full 24 hours of seldom-seen sports” programming, according to ESPN.

Sunday will be the fourth time ESPN has aired its phony Dodgeball-inspired network since it first gave it a shot in 2017. In addition to the Dodgeball Continental Cup between the USA and Canada, The Ocho’s 24-hour takeover will feature the 2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship, the 2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League and the 2019 Jelle’s Marble Run.

For those who are looking for something else to watch, ESPN is going all-in on Tom Brady and running a marathon of his best games on Sunday on their primary network starting at noon.

Here’s the full schedule for The Ocho:

Midnight – Johnsonville ACL Cornhole Championships: 2020 Kickoff Battle

2 a.m. – World Axe Throwing League: 2019 World Championship

4 a.m. – U.S. Open Ultimate Championships

6 a.m. – 2019 Spikeball College Championship

7 a.m. – 2019 Las Vegas Highland Games

7:30 a.m. – Putt-Putt Championships

8 a.m. – 2019 IDEAL Electricians National Championship

9 a.m. – E:60 as part of The Ocho

9:30 a.m. – 51st National Stone Skipping Competition

10:30 a.m. – 2007 World Sport Stacking Championships

11:30 a.m. – 2019 World Sign Spinning Championship

Noon – 2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship

1 p.m. – 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship

2 p.m. -European TramDriver Championship

3 p.m. -2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League

3:30 p.m. – 46th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship

4 p.m. – Professional Arm Wrestling Championships

4:30 p.m. – 2019 Golden Tee World Championship

5 p.m. – 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship

5:30 p.m. – E:60 on ESPN8 Presented by Liberty Mutual

6:30 p.m. – America’s Dodgeball Continental Cup: USA vs. Canada

7:30 p.m. – 2019 Jelle’s Marble Runs

8 p.m. – Slippery Stairs: College Tour

8:30 p.m. – 2019 Death Diving World Championship

9:30 p.m. – Dodge Juggle 3

10:30 p.m. – Moxie Games 3

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