You’re going to be sitting at home for the foreseeable future. You may have run through all of the Netflix series you wanted to binge, and perhaps you’re looking for some kind of televised competition to view now that every major sports league has been canceled or postponed. ESPN read the room (or this wonderful BroBible article from last week that called for ESPN to bring back The Ocho) and is reincarnating the ESPN 8 sports channel first made famous in the 2004 movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
In a “life imitates art” moment, ESPN is bringing back The Ocho sports channel about “seldom-seen sports from around the globe.” For one day, and one day only, ESPN will bring back The Ocho.
The worldwide leader in sports will debut ESPN 8 this Sunday, March 22, at midnight. Programming kicks off with the Johnsonville ACL Cornhole Championships: 2020 Kickoff Battle. Sadly, The Ocho will only be available for 24 hours, but in that time, you’ll get some of the best sports competitions that you never imagined you needed in your life.
Sports such as Spikeball, axe throwing, stone skipping, hamburger eating, robot fighting, cherry pit spitting, and of course, dodgeball. There will even be marble runs. There will also be classic eSports events such as the Golden Tee World Championship and Classic Tetris World Championship.
The Ocho: “If it’s almost a sport, we’ve got it here.”
ESPN first brought The Ocho to real life in August of 2017.
The Ocho will actually air on The Dos, better known as ESPN 2. Here is all of the glorious kinda-sports programming that you can enjoy this Sunday.
Bringing back The Ocho is a no-brainer. This is not a bold strategy, and it will pay off for them.