ESPN U = ESPN The Ocho

Submitted by EastCoast on August 8th, 2017 at 9:38 AM

For anybody interested, today is the day when ESPN U becomes ESPN The Ocho for a day.

If you don't know, ESPN The Ocho is a fictional channel from the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. It features ONLY obscure sports. ESPN decided to make it a reality today - 8/8/2017.

Right now, the World Darts Championship is on.

EDIT: In my excitement, I gave ESPN too much credit. They are a year early from perfection.

Comments

mgobaran

August 8th, 2017 at 10:08 AM ^

Are we sure that they don't do this every year and it's so underwhelming that we completely forget about it until we get all excited again on 8/8 the following year?

julesh

August 8th, 2017 at 10:12 AM ^

I turned on ESPN a couple of weeks ago and the Cornhole Championships were on. I don't think we need a gimmick to get The Ocho. We already have it.

DrunkOnHiggins

August 8th, 2017 at 10:15 AM ^

Is one of my favorite channels. Every weekend they play 30 for 30s from Friday evening to Sunday night. I rarely change the channel all weekend. Of course that will all change on Sept 2nd :)

LSAClassOf2000

August 8th, 2017 at 10:16 AM ^

We're already on it at work - lunch and arm wrestling it is over here. Should be exciting, apart from having to explain to a few people the Dodgeball reference. 

I was actually kind of excited to see them do this, even for a day - a bit of self-mockery never hurts, in my opinion.