The 2004 hit film "DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story" almost instantly became a cult classic for sports fans around the world, especially for those fans of obscure sports.
In the movie, a group of underdog gym-goers take on the task of winning the Las Vegas International Dodgeball Open in an effort to save their beloved, yet financially ruined, Average Joe's Gymnasium.
With Dodgeball not being a mainstream sport, the movie created a fictional ESPN channel called ESPN 8 The Ocho where the tournament was aired.
The channel boasts its "If it's almost a sport, we got it here" mantra. Well, after the movie came out, the Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN, hopped on the opportunity to create a real ESPN 8 "The Ocho."
Now, every year on Aug. 8, the network transforms ESPN2 into a wild, crazy and outlandish 24 hours of sports and competitions. It has everything from dodgeball to cherry pit spitting to stone skipping and putt putt competitions. The full schedule can be found below.
From midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow, ESPN2 as well as its stream will have some of the strangest "sports" you could lay your eyes on. Regardless of what you watch, you are almost guaranteed to see something new or different, and more than likely very entertaining. If anything, it's a fun change of pace to what we normally see on ESPN and ESPN2, even if only for one day.
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