The clock isn’t striking midnight on this Cinderella story. It’s been seven full days without sports and while we should be watching the Cinderellas of March Madness, ESPN is at least allowing us to watch the sudden shining superstars of other sports.
Welcome back to ESPN8: The Ocho.
You wanted it. You asked for it. You got it.— ESPN (@espn) March 19, 2020
The Ocho returns this Sunday 🎉 pic.twitter.com/36ZUZLMxMW
ESPN has held a full 24 hours of off-the-wall sports content three times before, typically in August. It’s a nod to the brand made famous in the movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” starring Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller. Creator Rawson Marshall Thurber threw in “The Ocho” channel to commentate the games as a play off of ESPN2, which was being called “The Deuce” when he wrote it in the 1990s.
Now the company is bringing it back to fill the sports-less void with a lineup of content from past Ocho days. It airs Sunday, March 22 on ESPN2.
Here is the full guide for Sunday, via ESPN. Get a new set of pajamas and a proper amount of quarantined snacks ready. (All times ET)
12 a.m. — Johnsonville ACL Cornhole Championships: 2020 Kickoff Battle
2 a.m. — World Axe Throwing League: 2019 World Championship
4 a.m. — U.S. Open Ultimate Championships
6 a.m. — 2019 Spikeball College Championship
7 a.m. — 2019 Las Vegas Highland Games
7:30 a.m. — Putt Putt Championships
8 a.m. — 2019 IDEAL Electricians National Championship — “Where electricians become legends”
9 a.m. — E:60 as part of The Ocho
9:30 a.m. — 51st National Stone Skipping Competition
10:30 a.m. — 2007 World Sport Stacking Championships
11:30 a.m. — 2019 World Sign Spinning Championship — There are some people who can spin signs outside a business well, and others who can’t. Judge for yourself.
12 p.m. — 2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship
1 p.m. — 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship
2 p.m. — European TramDriver Championship
3 p.m. — 2019 Stupid Robot Fighting League — It was created by John Espin (how fitting) and puts two life-sized hanging puppets against one another with humans controlling them
3:30 p.m. — 46th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
4 p.m. — Professional Arm Wrestling Championship
4:30 p.m. — 2019 Golden Tee World Championships — the perfect social distancing game.
5 p.m. — 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship
5:30 p.m. — E:60 on ESPN8 Presented by Liberty Mutual
6:30 p.m. — America’s Dodgeball Continental Cup: USA v Canada
7:30 p.m. — 2019 Jelle’s Marble Runs
8 p.m. — Slipper Stairs: College Tour
8:30 p.m. — 2019 Death Diving World Championship
9:30 p.m. — Dodge Juggle 3
10:30 p.m. — Moxie Games 3
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