It’s been 14 years since Average Joe’s Gymnasium lined up against Globo-Gym in the most epic game of dodgeball in history. As a nod to the famed comedy, ESPN is bringing back its fictional channel, “The Ocho,” for one day on August 8.
JUST IN: ESPN will bring “ESPN 8: The Ocho” back to ESPN2 on August 8th with a whole day of random sports programming, will show “Dodgeball” movie pic.twitter.com/zfyryq6ujX
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 1, 2018
The channel will be taking over ESPN2 for a 24-hour period, showing obscure sports such as competitive eating, cornhole, sumo wrestling, darts, dodgeball, kabbadi, and chessboxing — yeah, you read that correctly. “The Ocho” references 2004’s DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, where it served as a fictional channel for a high-stakes dodgeball tournament.
ESPN first started its “The Ocho” takeover last year on ESPNU.
In addition to the aforementioned sporting events, ESPN2 will be playing the DodgeBall movie, competitive bratwurst and hamburger-eating contests from 2006, and “The Saber Legion 2018: Awakening,” a Star Wars-inspired sport in which players fight with lightsabers.
Again, “The Ocho” is coming to ESPN2 on August 8.
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