It’s that time of the year where there is a major lull in televised sports. Football season is inching closer but there’s still about a month before any of the real action happens. Baseball, America’s pastime, can get a little mundane 100 games into the season, especially when your team is well below .500. (Looking at you, Tigers.)
That’s why when ESPN2 flipped to ESPN The Ocho last Friday, I was intrigued. We all remember the movie ‘Dodgeball’ starring Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor that made ESPN The Ocho famous back in 2004. Well, in 2017, ESPN decided to capitalize on that fame and flipped ESPN2 to ESPN The Ocho for 24 hours. They featured all sorts of wacky sports people take VERY seriously and it clearly worked because they brought it back this year. They actually flipped for the full 24 on Friday, August 5th but as we are in the sports lull right now, they are continuing to air some of these ‘seldom seen sports.’ And that is how I discovered these 6 sports I may take a bigger interest in!