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Postby hybrid » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:54 pm

I mean they have shown some pretty odd stuff that IMO doesn't belong on a sports station. They have showed poker, though w/ it's following I can somewhat understand it. The show the spelling bee, which in no way at all has anything to do w/ sports. Right now, on ESPN2 they are showing domino's? What's next, tiddley winks and pin the tail on the donkey?
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:02 pm

I love dominos...if I'd known that was on I'd watch.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:15 pm

FSN showed darts :-D
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Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:25 pm

How about the US Paintball Championships? That was on a while back... :-B
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Postby Pacman » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:26 pm

Best spoof of this topic's main point came in the movie Dodgeball, where the big national dodgeball tournament aired on ESPN-8 -- The Ocho.


That floored me. :-b
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:27 pm

the fact that they show all that crap and have Zero coverage of UFC is just wrong.
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:58 pm

Yeah its pretty weird some of the things they are showing, not even related to sports either.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:18 pm

ESPN stands for Entertainment and Sports Programming Netork. They're not totally tied to sports only and they have ALWAYS shown the spelling bee and, as they started, with bizarre competitions like World's Strongest Man.

It wasn't until the late 80's when ESPN started showing the NFL did they actually get a following; but they also showed what I consider "quasi-sports" like bowling and billiards; I don't see how any competition is any different, whether it's poker, dominoes or spelling.

Why weren't people complaining when they started showing garbage like reality shows and "original series?'" Believe me, the most agonizing thing they can show other than an more than 10 minutes straight of Stuart Scott's lazy eye is about 30 seconds of Playmakers. Ugh.
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Postby Madison » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:24 pm

No one's mentioned Scrabble yet? I know I've seen that on ESPN before.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:25 pm

"ESPN Ocho! If it's almost a sport, we've got it!
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