I mean, I’ve been kind of wondering what all of the sports networks would be covering during these long weeks, but I didn’t give it much thought. But then Sunday night I found my husband watching “Dodge Juggle.” What? So, I had to look into it. You’ve all probably heard about it…but, I hadn’t.
Turns out it’s a thing….and it was part of ESPN8: The Ocho’s all day line up of sports…. “seldom seen sports” as ESPN affectionately calls them. I’m so sad I missed much of the line up, but maybe you can find it on demand. I listed all of the events included in The Ocho below…along with some videos from a few of the competitions.
Straight out of “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” and in an attempt to fill the void for viewers in need of competitive sports content, ESPN is bringing back ESPN8: The Ocho with “a full 24 hours of seldom seen sports” programming Sunday on ESPN2, the network announced Thursday.
This will be the fourth version of ESPN8: The Ocho since 2017, inspired by the 2004 movie starring Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and the late Rip Torn as Dodgeball legend Patches O’Houlihan.
Some of the self-explanatory events scheduled for Sunday include the Stupid Robot Fighting League, Jelle’s Marble Runs, Cherry Pit Spitting, Sign Spinning and World Sport Cup Stacking championships, as well as events in Cornhole, axe throwing, arm wrestling Spikeball, putt-putt golf and stone skipping.
Yes, there even will be a Dodgeball tournament involving teams from the United States and Canada, although it’s unclear if it will feature Peter LeFleur (played by Vaughn) and his Average Joe’s Gymnasium squad pitted against White Goodman (portrayed by Stiller) and his Globo Gym.
Check out the line up:
Johnsonville ACL Cornhole Championships: 2020 Kickoff Battle
World Axe Throwing League: 2019 World Championship
U.S. Open Ultimate Championships
2019 Spikeball College Championship
2019 Las Vegas Highland Games
Putt Putt Championships
2019 IDEAL Electricians National Championship
E:60 as part of The Ocho
51st National Stone Skipping Competition
2007 World Sport Stacking Championships
2019 World Sign Spinning Championship
2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship
2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship
European TramDriver Championship
2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League
46th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
Professional Arm Wrestling Championships
2019 Golden Tee World Championship
2018 Classic Tetris World Championship
E:60 on ESPN8 Presented by Liberty Mutual
America’s Dodgeball Continental Cup: USA vs. Canada
2019 Jelle’s Marble Runs
Slippery Stairs: College Tour
2019 Death Diving World Championship
Dodge Juggle 3
Moxie Games 3