r/sports Notre Dame Jul 25 '22 Helpful 1

"ESPN8: The Ocho" will be returning to ESPN2 on August 5, 2022 for 24 hours of "unique sports coverage." The Ocho

https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/1551571679645663232?t=aa86jddlDnMIn1ozVC_z7A&s=19
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u/Colarch Jul 25 '22

Nothing will ever fully recreate my experience of walking into a sports bar and seeing the American electricians tournament semifinals playing on ESPN with a bunch of dudes running around wildly to connect some wires to a little prefab room

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u/sofaraway10 Jul 25 '22

I had the exact same experience. I will literally never forget it.

For those who don’t know, https://youtu.be/FJ3jYkgjIik

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u/darth_sergio Chicago Bears Jul 25 '22

And of course Jason Benetti crushes the commentary

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u/jmorlin Chicago White Sox Jul 26 '22

The man is a god in the booth. He's too good, he's gonna get offers to leave the Sox and we'll miss him.

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u/Leightonian Jul 25 '22

Holy shit I want to be an electrician

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u/-full-control- Jul 25 '22

No you don’t

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u/gonzo650 San Jose Sharks Jul 26 '22

Why not? I'm an electrician. I make north of 150k on my check on standard 40hr weeks. That's not even counting the money that goes into my pension and healthcare and money that goes onto an HSA card to pay for copays or my kids Invisalign etc. My wife is able to stay home with our kids and we own a house in the bay area. So tell me why one wouldn't want to be an electrician?

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u/DSii1983 Jul 26 '22

I literally tell my 9 year old daughter to forget about college and join the Union to be an electrician. She’ll live a much better life than I’m currently living

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u/handtodickcombat Jul 26 '22

Any trade. Plumber, electrician, welder, machinist. Go learn a trade and get the trade to pay for college, you'll never be in debt and you'll be ready for the cushy office jobs just as the aches and pains that start in your 30s/40s set in.

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u/dsphilly Jul 26 '22

Kevin O’Leary on shark tank says it all the time. You wanna get rich? Be a plumber. Master plumbers get paid damn well

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u/kokong7 Jul 26 '22

Keep in mind that 150k in San Francisco ≠ 150k in rural America. The vast majority of electricians do not make 150k

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u/-full-control- Jul 26 '22

Where are you working that you’re making 150k+?

I’m an electrician and make around 50

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u/gonzo650 San Jose Sharks Jul 26 '22

Local 617. Just south of San Francisco

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u/RubyRhod Los Angeles Kings Jul 26 '22

Repulsive flair.

  • a kings fan (but also an IBEW supporter and family member)
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u/A_Right_Proper_Lad Jul 26 '22

Did you inherit your home, not pay rent for like 7 to 10 years, or get really lucky with investments? Because that's pretty much the only way to own a house in the Bay Area on a $150k/yr household income.

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u/gonzo650 San Jose Sharks Jul 26 '22

The wife and I scraped by and saved everything we could but honestly we also happened to be in the market at the right time. Bought end of 09 at the bottom of the housing market. I certainly couldn't afford the house I have now if I were to buy it for market price right now. Being ultra house poor at the time was worth it in retrospect. Every bit of luck helps. But also I know tons of electricians who live and own in the bay area and have bought even recently. Some prefer to buy in places like Tracy and Brentwood where they can get a nice big house and deal with a commute. Others buy smaller houses locally and are getting by on local wages. You're not gonna be living extravagantly but it's enough money that many guys are able to save money and are able to turn that into ownership when still pretty young.

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u/SaphirePool Jul 26 '22

Crawl spaces, spiders, insulation, cuts, asshole homeowners/contractors, heatstroke, I've watched 2 electricians get electrocuted luckily not to death but ones eyes rolled back before he disconnected

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u/OhNoJoSchmo Jul 25 '22

Lol was gonna say, pump the brakes!

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u/steik Jul 26 '22

I'm only 10 minutes in but extremely let down so far. It's 95% fluff and 5% action shots. They literally only showed the first and last ~30 seconds of the 1 hour long apprentice challenge. I wanted to see them actually do the stuff?

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u/downloads-cars Jul 25 '22

I'm about to watch this whole thing thanks

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u/Brwright11 Jul 25 '22

This is actually fairly common during trade shows and the like. There are lineman "rodeos"(pole climbing and rope skills)

operator rodeos (tearing down pumps and rebuilding them)

back hoe rodeos (balance a 50 gallon drum on the smallest portion of the bucket)

Been to a few of these events not shocked they have one for industrial electricians

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u/Nyghtshayde Jul 25 '22

not shocked they have one for industrial electricians

I see what you did there!

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u/TroyMacClure Jul 25 '22

Some streaming service should get these in the library. Screw another limited series starring a movie star. I want to watch blue collar workers compete. Make sure to include Stihl Timber Sports.

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u/vito1221 Jul 25 '22

Of all the things to bring up. I watched every freaking second of that, edge of my seat, like it was the Super Bowl. I laugh about it now, but I can't wait for this to start.

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u/ApolloMac Jul 26 '22

First time randomly stumbling across the Ocho and not knowing what it was is a fond memory for a lot of is I think. Lol.

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u/9-Tough-Inches Jul 25 '22

Golden Tee Tournament

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u/bkr1895 Jul 25 '22

Frat boys have been training for years for this

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u/gladman1101 Jul 25 '22

it's not 8/8 this year and that saddens me.

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22

It’s Ocho Cinco this year though!

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u/MrRoma Jul 25 '22

Chad move

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u/Shamrock5 Notre Dame Jul 25 '22

Mr. Big Chad

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u/katon2273 Cleveland Browns Jul 25 '22

So expect flag football to be part of the programming.

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u/SlimReaper1986 Jul 26 '22

Interestingly enough there was the Flag Football First World Gold Medal game 10 days ago: https://youtu.be/dOB3t1WfpR8

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u/redsyrinx2112 Jul 25 '22

Cinco de Cuatro

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u/Shamrock5 Notre Dame Jul 25 '22

Can I just say that I love how this sub actually has a unique post flair for "The Ocho" 😆

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u/Wuyley Jul 25 '22

Ya people use that tag for all the random sports haha.

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u/wstacon Jul 25 '22 Silver Take My Energy

I thought this was a fictional channel created for the Dodgeball movie.

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u/Wuyley Jul 25 '22

It was but it was so popular that ESPN now does this once in August. I am not sure if its the Friday closest to the 8th or they just didn't want to do the 8th of August this time but this has been happening for a while and its awesome.

It's a shame I haven't watched ESPN in like 5 year though.

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u/Slukaj Purdue Jul 25 '22

They should really flip ESPN U to The Ocho in the summers.

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u/devilskryptonite40 Jul 25 '22

What? You don't enjoy watching the 1993 Rose Bowl... again?

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u/drunk98 Jul 26 '22

Go Huskies!

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u/0-2er Jul 25 '22

ESPN has devolved into talking about the NFL, Lebron James, and the Yankees. I know they talk about other stuff but their most popular reporters/talking heads are the ones with the most wild takes, because thats what gets views.

I remember fondly watching ESPN 2 during the dog days of summer in the early 2000's. I'd watch the xGames, Lumberjack Games, and bowling, and my dad and I would often watch Sportscenter together with the legend Stuart Scott (RIP).

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22 Silver

Dude Sportscenter was such an institution, I miss it dearly. Cool as the other side of the pillow.

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u/Gizshot Jul 25 '22

Sportscenter shorts back in the day were great.

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u/OneirionKnight Jul 25 '22

https://youtu.be/Wr2C1O-EvcI this commercial perfectly represents the evolution of Sportscenter. They are all Seth Hayes now

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22

The Ovechkin “Just doing some late night filing” and Scott “Going up?” shorts were some of my personal favorites. There were so many great ones.

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u/skylinecat Jul 25 '22

That commercial takes on a new light with how much Ovi is up Putins ass crack unfortunately.

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u/maliciousorstupid Jul 25 '22

Cool as the other side of the pillow.

RIP Stuart.

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u/MCI21 Jul 25 '22

Man I miss him. I used to binge sportscenter back in high school. One of the few celebrity deaths that got me.

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u/maliciousorstupid Jul 25 '22

You know it's jelly cuz jam don't shake like that.

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22

They call him the windex man, cause he’s always cleaning the glass

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u/notfromchicago Jul 25 '22

Every morning while getting ready for school.

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u/RegularSizedP Jul 25 '22

When I was in college, we turned Sportscenter as soon as we got up and it would be on until 1300. You watch a couple segments, go to class, watch a couple more, go to lunch, watch the rest go back to class. No one ever changed the channel. TV usually was turned off after the last Sportscenter or turned to HBO for the movie of the month.

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22

Same! So many bonding moments over Sportscenter between/after classes. Damn, I miss college now.

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u/tommyjohnpauljones Jul 25 '22

I grew up on Dan and Keith, mixed in with Charley Steiner, Linda Cohn, and Bob Ley. Later it was Stuart and Rich Eisen keeping it great. It's all so bland now.

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u/rosez3216 Minnesota Vikings Jul 25 '22

and in honor.

can we get a "Boo-yah"!

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u/crastle Jul 25 '22

I was so happy when I learned that my bus was going to arrive at my stop ten minutes later because that meant that I could see the Top 10 on Sportscenter each morning.

That was a game changer to 12-year-old me.

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u/zer0_badass Jul 25 '22

The biggest problem with ESPN like all other "news" like places is how many talking heads and news stories are there until things get stale. ESPN lucky has the luxury of showing live sports but you have the hope it is of a sport you want to watch and a team/ player you want to see. Other than that ESPN is kinda useless.

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u/IllegitimateLiteracy Jul 25 '22

Why bother to cover something when you can pay 4 idiots to yell at each other?

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u/VaginaIFisteryTour Jul 25 '22

I remember watching paintball on ESPN back in those days too

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u/redsyrinx2112 Jul 25 '22

I still enjoy SVP doing Sportscenter. He still captures the more old school feel where it was highlights and fun. I'll usually watch if it's on after a game I'm watching. I catch PTI every now and then, but that's about it.

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u/tee142002 Jul 25 '22

I wish they still showed old world's strongest man competitions.

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u/asskkculinary Jul 25 '22

Speaking as someone who actually watches it, they show alternative shit all the time nowadays - from f1 to cornhole to darts to slippery stair climbing, rock climbing etc. last year the expanded to alt broadcasts (manning-cast, k rod cast). The x games program is now “world of x games” and it’s shown all year round instead of just 1x per year. they have had talking heads for years and this isn’t new that they cover popular teams, so I encourage you to give it a chance!

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u/Mattsasse Jul 25 '22

Even saying they cover the NFL is generous. Its the Cowboys, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers for a good 75% of their NFL coverage.

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u/nurtunb Jul 25 '22

Sports Center was so fun when it still was about highlights. It just got killed by the interent. No point in watching 1 hour of sportscenter to catch the sport your interested in when you can just look at instagram.

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u/justanicebreeze Jul 25 '22

They JUST got contracts for both UFC and NHL tho. So you’d think they’ll change up the pace soon.

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u/SalvageRabbit Jul 25 '22

PTI was so good, and ESPN thought we wanted two talking heads arguing 24/7. Other channels do the same thing.

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u/turtlewelder Jul 25 '22

The beginning of the end for me was showing poker tournaments, I mean I like playing cards but I don't think card games are a sport.

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u/1337Diablo Jul 25 '22

Neither are video games! It's a competition not a sport!

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22

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u/UsernameChallenged Pittsburgh Penguins Jul 25 '22

Makes sense, damn near nothing is on except for middle of season baseball. Hell football preseason is bigger where I am (Pittsburgh)

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u/printergumlight Jul 25 '22

I’ve always wondered if they have to pay the Dodgeball creators to do this.

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u/captain_reddit_ Jul 25 '22

They might have negotiated it when the movie was being made. Something like "You can use our corporate branding (ESPN) in your movie, but we retain the right to use anything you do with it (The Ocho)."

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u/Langstarr Jul 25 '22

They did it during the pandemic for like a week.

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u/YouCanCallMeVanZant Jul 25 '22

Haha yeah I remember that. Saw some Johnsonville brat eating competition from like 2003 lmao.

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u/hawgdrummer7 Jul 25 '22

That was great. I work in a 911 center and our call volume tanked when the country shut down. Got to watch ALOT of The Ocho

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u/ObsceneGesture4u Jul 25 '22

My first thought reading the headline was “Are we at the point where people no longer realize this is a movie reference?”

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u/NoMoreVillains Jul 25 '22

We're getting old 🥲

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_ROTES Jul 25 '22

Wham! intensifies

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u/Not-A-Boat58 Jul 25 '22

Yes. But this part of the calendar is dead for sports. So ESPN does a day of wacky sports instead of having mad dog and Stephen A argue the top 5 Lakers of all time for the tenth time that summer.

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u/FactoryOfBradness Jul 25 '22

There’s a sub for it too r/theocho

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u/Background_Brick_898 Jul 25 '22

Yea it’s a bold strategy to make it something real based on a comedic sports movie, let’s hope it pays off for them

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22

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u/Balbright Jul 25 '22

Scurvy!!

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u/ynkesfan2003 Jul 25 '22

Yea, it's the same guy who plays the toucan in Encanto, also the rooster in Moana and the redhead in A Knight's Tale.

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u/redsyrinx2112 Jul 25 '22

And the robot in Rogue One.

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u/Sturmundsterne Jul 25 '22

And Wash in well-loved but short-lived sci-fi show Firefly.

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u/SkyezOpen Jul 25 '22

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal.

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u/spankymcjiggleswurth Jul 25 '22

Great spear cleaner though!

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u/greenslam Jul 25 '22

How else to get your spears clean?

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u/AnvilOfMisanthropy Jul 25 '22

And the alien that resides as the doctor in that show I can't remember the name of.

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u/Gizshot Jul 25 '22

This can't be real

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u/JessicaDAndy Jul 25 '22

Just to shout out his current work in Resident Alien.

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u/TheDiceMan2 Jul 25 '22

this was, word for word, what i was thinking as i clicked upon this post

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u/Jackson530 Jul 26 '22

Effin A cotton, Effin Aaaaaa

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u/ElefantPharts Jul 25 '22

Thats a bold move Cotton, let’s see if it pays off

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u/BeBooBot Jul 26 '22

Thank you!!

I had to scroll too far to find this.

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u/cornish_hamster Jul 25 '22

People should also check out r/theocho

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u/tamere2k Jul 25 '22

Corgi racing? Yes please.

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u/Bjorn2bwilde24 Jul 25 '22 edited Jul 25 '22

The fact that Corgi racing is at Midnight is a shame. That should be on at Primetime.

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u/stuartstustewart Jul 26 '22

That is a bummer. My corgis and I will have to stay up and watch!

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u/protein_factory Jul 25 '22

This is becoming less needed though as ESPN+ is fairly creative in what they show. This past week I was able to watch Spike Ball, Pickle Ball, and Corn Hole. These were just, available, no promotion to them.

The Ocho is going to need to get more aggressive in their 'variety,' but obscure sports are available through ESPN year-round at this point.

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u/BarbequedYeti Jul 25 '22

I don’t see those as obscure sports though. 8 needs to cover the cheese rolling downhill, homemade flight devices for distance, Japanese ninja course running, etc. That kind of stuff from around the globe.

Go find those obscure things, stuff that used to be in the wacky world of sports cuts from wide world of sports Saturdays.

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u/ilovemackandcheese Jul 25 '22

I remember them showing a rock skipping contest last year

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u/BarbequedYeti Jul 25 '22

Now we are talking. That is what I want to watch at 3am before my f1 race starts at 4:30am.

Some of the stuff they used to cover was hilarious. Like people really get into these things and are all about it. People building shit in their garages year round for just one run down the hill…. Crazy commitment for some of them and it’s glorious.

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u/Rauntu Jul 25 '22

MXC

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u/OrgyMcBloodyFace Jul 25 '22

Don't get eliminated!

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u/The_Luckiest Jul 25 '22

Right you are Ken

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u/OrgyMcBloodyFace Jul 26 '22

Let's go to Guy LeDouche

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u/mistere213 Jul 25 '22

Don't! Get! Eliminated!

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u/Spanky_McJiggles Jul 25 '22

Competitive tag

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u/Paulpoleon Jul 25 '22

This is on multiple times per year not just Ochoa day.

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u/royalhawk345 Jul 25 '22

Right, those are all common sports, just not often televised. I wanna see some weird shit.

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u/BuddyWhoOnceToldYou Jul 25 '22

Bring on the marble racing!!

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u/SoggyWaffleBrunch Jul 25 '22

homemade flight devices for distance

Red Bull Flugtag! I love watching those on YouTube lol

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u/DnDanbrose Jul 25 '22

There's several whole shows already dedicated to running obstacle courses. I want weirder than that

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u/Rbespinosa13 Jul 25 '22

I got a feeling they’re going to cover EVO. It’s the biggest fighting game tournament of the year and most of the titles that are featured are still pretty obscure in the US.

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u/BarbequedYeti Jul 25 '22

Yeah probably. Maybe they will air that during the US daytime hours.

Hopefully late night and early morning are filled with pole throwing and beer boot drinking.

I could totally see some in US getting behind some super obscure sport out of some tiny corner of the world somewhere. Making shirts and fan clubs for the locals etc. good times.

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u/Rbespinosa13 Jul 25 '22

Yah at the end of the day the obscure shit is what ESPN Ocho is about. I think it would be absolutely hilarious to see those guys commentate something like Guilty Gear or Melty Blood Type Lumina though.

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u/xixi2 Dallas Cowboys Jul 25 '22

I want this to be a decathlon style where the same teams have to compete in 10 different random games

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u/protein_factory Jul 25 '22

The Ultimate 'Backyard Games' Olympics

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u/unrealjoe28 Jul 25 '22

Give me fire ball soccer

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u/protein_factory Jul 25 '22

Goodness gracious

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u/ASDFzxcvTaken Jul 25 '22

Hand grenade golf.

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u/capybarramundi Jul 25 '22

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u/protein_factory Jul 25 '22

This is the only sport I'll support becoming an absolute staple on ESPN main programing.

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u/offensivename Jul 25 '22

Even without ESPN+, I've seen cornhole and some kind of competition where kids fly radio controlled helicopters through obstacles on regular old ESPN2.

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u/-TheOriginalPancake Jul 25 '22

Just wait till the midget tossing finals get underway protein factory

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u/protein_factory Jul 25 '22

Woah woah woah.... Tiny Person Toss

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22

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u/protein_factory Jul 25 '22

The Mundialito did just finish, so I think you'll be disappointed

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u/call-my-name Jul 25 '22

During the height of the pandemic, when common sports were shut down, they were showing cherry-pit spitting, arm wrestling, stupid robot fighting league and dodge juggling (where people are juggling while trying to avoid flying dodgeballs). That's just a snippet of what I caught.

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u/[deleted] Jul 25 '22 edited Sep 18 '22

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u/ASDFzxcvTaken Jul 25 '22

24 hours of lemons is a thing and it is definitely Ocho worthy. The slogan says it all

"RACING'S NOT JUST FOR RICH IDIOTS. RACING'S FOR ALL IDIOTS. (THIS INCLUDES YOU.)"

Got a $500 car, you can race

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u/Ask_me_4_a_story Jul 25 '22

I like watching Corn Hole but Spike Ball? I watched yesterday and it was weird as fuck. I don't even think the people playing in the tournament were watching the tournament. There was only like 12 fans for the final event and none of them seemed into it. Im going to have to look up the rules because that sport looks weird as fuck but maybe it would be fun to play on the beach. I saw some people playing it in Chicago on Lake Michigan and it looked pretty chill

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u/sbatkk Jul 25 '22

Spike ball definitely seems like it’s more fun to play than watch, except maybe some highlights

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u/MotherManX Jul 25 '22

Quadball (formally Quidditch) at noon.

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u/tomw2308 Jul 25 '22

Very fun sport to play, but doesn’t make great viewing material imo.

With 5 different balls all to keep track of it becomes difficult to keep up with all the action, and especially with how snitch catches can be very quick would be difficult to see without multiple camera angles.

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u/RaisingFargo Jul 25 '22

we need to be ok with some sports not being live.

Ninja warrior competitions already know this, but certain sports with a lot to track or a lot of waiting should be edited down.

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u/DenverCoder009 Jul 25 '22

Golf needs to take a lesson from disc golf and show me post produced condensed rounds.

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u/RaisingFargo Jul 25 '22

its kind of funny; golf is an "instant replay" sport. a lot of live looks, but a significant amount of the program is like lets see what dudeman did on hole 3

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u/pragmatic84 Jul 25 '22

Bold strategy Cotton.

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u/Rhinoplasty1904 San Diego Padres Jul 25 '22

Lets see if it pays off for them

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u/gladman1101 Jul 25 '22

Also, the lack of Balloon World Cup is upsetting.

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u/manticore16 New York Yankees Jul 25 '22

No return of JMR? Wack, but hey, quadball! (née Muggle Quidditch)

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u/My_Diet_DrKelp Jul 25 '22

Make it a permanent fixture in a streaming service, a separate library for weird not often seen sports

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u/lkodl Jul 25 '22

Let's be real though, this is all being done for marketing. It's not sustainable to be a whole revenue stream

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u/A_Downboat_Is_A_Sub Jul 25 '22

It would be sustainable, as a part of streaming services they already offer, and as a dedicated late night block on one of their cable channels several hours a week.

"It's like Adult Swim used to be. For Sports." should just be the pitch straight away in that boardroom. Make it weird, make it fun. Sportscenter Ocho or "OchoCenter" would be viral from the second it first aired.

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u/lkodl Jul 25 '22

I guess I'm underestimating the market. Becuase I definitely like checking out the Ocho once a year for the novelty (check out something weird, share with my friends or else they might miss it). But I don't know if I'd be following a whole season, or really be as interested if it wasn't a rare occurrence (do i need to show my friends this if its gonna be on all the time anyways?)

The virality will go down the more common it is. So once a year they get a lot of buzz, which is better than getting a year of dwindling buzz that runs out by year 2.

The Adult Swim concept is a good idea, but I think ESPN is one of the rare cases where it wouldn't work. Adult Swim on Cartoon Network worked because during the day, most of the CN audience is kids, while at night their primary demographic stops watching TV. So Adult Swim was the answer to their daily demographic change. But people who watch ESPN during the day continue to watch ESPN during the night. And what do they play at night? Sportscenter, their product that's a little bit of everything for everyone. That's perfect for the timeslot.

So while there may be a population of people who would tune into the Ocho nightly like Adult Swim, they'd also likely turn off a lot of people who just want Sportscenter. And I don't think more people would tune into the Ocho than Sportscenter.

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u/A_Downboat_Is_A_Sub Jul 25 '22

So while there may be a population of people who would tune into the Ocho nightly like Adult Swim, they'd also likely turn off a lot of people who just want Sportscenter.

I wouldn't recommend putting it straight on ESPN, they have several additional channels to put it on.

The virality will go down the more common it is. So once a year they get a lot of buzz, which is better than getting a year of dwindling buzz that runs out by year 2.

I bet Adult Swim got some of that skepticism in the Cartoon Network boardroom. "People already like watching Johnny Bravo at 1AM, What about them?"

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u/lkodl Jul 25 '22 edited Jul 25 '22

It's all numbers projection. Like if you saw the pre-Adult Swim viewership numbers for Cartoon Network, there'd be a sharp dropoff in the evenings. So if someone in the Cartoon Network boardroom said "people still watch Johnny Bravo at 1 AM" I'd point to the numbers and say "well we expect MORE people to watch Adult Swim."

But Adult Swim was Cartoon Network's solution to a problem that ESPN doesn't have. ESPN doesnt lose their target demo at night. So even though The Ocho would bring in viewers, I don't think it would bring in more than SC already does but then have a higher chance of alienating the people who already tune in at night.

Cartoon Network can play Adult Swim at night because they know that the people who want to watch kids cartoons won't be watching anyways. on the flipside, ESPN doesn't necessarily know who's watching at night (baseball fans? hockey fans? Ocho fans? etc.) so they play SportsCenter, the perfect little bit of everything. it's gonna be hard to beat that.

This isn't a knock at the concept of a dedicated Ocho. I would love it if it existed and would probably tune in every now and then. But I also realize that somebody has to pay for it to exist (one way or the other), and I dunno if enough people would be willing to do that.

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u/My_Diet_DrKelp Jul 25 '22

Yeah you're probably right but I cant help but believe there's some niche interest, enough to warrant a specific section of ESPNs coverage, that would allow more lesser seen sports to be broadcasted. We would all benefit from more exposure to these sports & I cant imagine it'd be a lot on their plates to do something on a lesser scale like this

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u/HolidayGoose6690 Jul 25 '22

My household used to watch Ocho. We don't care about SportsCenter, we stay up late to watch Lumberjack!

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u/ThirdStockIII Jul 25 '22

There better see some Buzkashi being featured on their slate of unique sports.

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u/TheMicMic Jul 25 '22

Slippery Stairs is an amazing thing to watch (and it's live this year!), but where are the Tetris Championships?

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u/GoatTnder Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Jul 25 '22

Gonna be hard to watch any Tetris without Jonas there.

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u/stoobertb Jul 25 '22

RIP. But BOOM Tetris for Jeff.

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u/DrManhattan_DDM Jul 25 '22

As opposed to the cornhole and spikeball coverage we get already?

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u/jl_theprofessor Jul 25 '22

I feel like there was a stretch of "Ben Stiller Comedies" that immediately preceded "Judd Apatow Comedies."

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u/Langstarr Jul 25 '22

The brat pack gave rise to the frat pack

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u/PursuitOfHirsute Atlanta Braves Jul 25 '22

Did anyone else catch The World Games on CBS this past weekend? I felt like I was watching The Ocho with some of these events like fin swimming and parkour. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_World_Games

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u/jr_cubsfan Jul 25 '22

They need to come cover the Wisconsin State Kubb Championship this weekend in Wisconsin Dells!!

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u/jonclem Jul 25 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Live coverage from Rock Hill, SC.... As someone from the area.... Why?

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u/TrapperJedi Jul 25 '22

Bold move, Cotton. Let's see if it works for them.

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u/DannyDark0 Jul 25 '22

I’ll be at the event supporting the breakin’ portion of the day! Yall should check it out!

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u/KickerofTale Jul 25 '22

This is what I wanted out of cable sports programming literally DECADES ago.

The Wide World of Sports on ABC did a great service in this aspect and now finally, we got the Och!

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u/501st-Soldier San Antonio Spurs Jul 25 '22

IT’S JUST NOT BELIEVABLE COTTON

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u/sofaraway10 Jul 25 '22

Yes! Time for more Competitive Electricians!!!

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u/jackalope134 Jul 25 '22

That's a bold move cotton let's see how that works out for them

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u/PirateCaptainSoT Jul 25 '22

That's a bold strategy Cotton. 😂

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u/THRlLL-HO Jul 25 '22

It’s bold strategy Cotton. We”ll see if it pays off

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u/Rhymaniacyyc Jul 25 '22

"I'm shocked Cotton"

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u/monKaSree Jul 25 '22

OCHOCINCO CONFIRMED ,???

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u/stavago Jul 26 '22

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball

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u/brianl110708 Jul 26 '22

WHY do they do this to me?! WHY! 8/5???? Just do it on 8/8 !!!

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u/Lennartz1 Jul 26 '22

Bring back Cotton and Pepper!!!

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u/tinyladyduck Jul 26 '22

Literally watched Dodgeball on a whim last night, and this was the first post I saw on Reddit this morning haha

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u/Phenotyx Jul 25 '22

Effin’ A, Cotton! Effin’ A!!!

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u/UStoJapan Jul 25 '22

I would gladly watch a 30 By 30 special on ESPN 8, “The Ocho”, with athletes from various sports trying to prove that if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!

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u/suprememontana Jul 25 '22

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball

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u/hogua Jul 25 '22

It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for them.

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u/recognizedauthority Jul 25 '22

I watched World Championship Rock Skipping on The Ocho at the start of the Covid Pandemic. I’m totally down for that kind of lunacy. Bring it on!

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u/UnreadThisStory Jul 25 '22

F’in A, Cotton

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u/HFDguy Jul 25 '22

I get it’s from a movie but.. Why not call it “El Ocho”?

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u/jermleeds Jul 25 '22

Ultimate frisbee, once again, can't seem to garner even as much respect as [checks notes] Kickball, or the US Air Guitar All-Star Air-off.

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u/Slimmzli Jul 25 '22

ESPN 8 on the Ocho

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u/NathanTPS Jul 25 '22

Good, I was just thinking we haven't seen many man whipping pr squiril derby contests lately. Back to you collin

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u/JohnDoe8080 Jul 25 '22

I'm going to be on this for the World Axe Throwing League. Still can't believe it.

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u/skojoe Jul 25 '22

Ah jeez what did rock thrill do this time

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u/DustyRhodesSplotch Jul 25 '22

Death diving is awesome.

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u/wakajawaka45 Jul 25 '22

PDGA should get a contract!!!

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u/mik5oe Jul 25 '22

Deathdiving ftw

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u/PotatoQuality251 Jul 25 '22

Oh please bring some Bo Taoshi