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Fitz And Golic Jr. Present The Ocho Sport Of The Day

The day has finally arrived. ESPN8: The Ocho is here! In honor of this day of offbeat, alternative sports programming, enjoy all of the off-beat takes you didn’t see in Mike Golic, Jr. and Jason Fitz’s “Sport of the Day” segments counting down to The Ocho.

Full details on The Ocho 8/8 on ESPN2 are available here.

Shelby Lacy and Kim Elchlepp produced the video.



Chessboxing. Never heard of it? Well, it is exactly what it sounds like. It’s three minutes of chess followed by three minutes of boxing for eleven rounds. Check it out when chessboxing makes its “ESPN8:The Ocho” debut at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday Aug. 8 (8/8).

Full details on The Ocho 8/8 on ESPN2 are available here. Check back here each day for a new “ESPN8: The Ocho” video from Jason Fitz and Mike Golic, Jr.

Shelby Lacy and Kim Elchlepp produced the video.



May The Force be with you when ESPN8: The Ocho returns Wednesday, Aug. 8 (8/8). At 2 p.m. ET, “Saber Legion 2018: The Awakening” will spotlight the world’s largest custom dueling organization, bringing high-level light saber combat to the masses. Read this Front Row Q&A with ESPN The Magazine’s David Fleming regarding his interview with a light saber champion.

Full details on The Ocho 8/8 on ESPN2 are available here. Check back here each day for a new “ESPN8:The Ocho” video from Jason Fitz and Mike Golic, Jr.

Shelby Lacy and Kim Elchlepp produced the video.



You are probably less familiar with Kabaddi than some of the other sports on The Ocho lineup. This fun video will probably not solve that but you can check out this seldom-seen sport for yourself on 8/8 at 1 p.m.

For the record: Kabaddi is a contact team sport that originated in India involving two teams and has a unique rule. The goal is for each team’s “raider” to tag as many of the opposing team’s players as possible and return to his/her home half all while taking just a single breath.

Full details on The Ocho 8/8 on ESPN2 are available here. Check back here each day for a new “ESPN8:The Ocho” video from Jason Fitz and Mike Golic, Jr.

Shelby Lacy and Kim Elchlepp produced the video.



Mike Golic, Jr. and Jason Fitz prep for the day they get their own opportunity to compete at the World Championship of Ping Pong. The competition is in its eighth year and has elevated the sport on an international television stage. Tune-in at 7 a.m. ET on 8/8.

Full details on The Ocho are available here. Check back here each day for a new “ESPN8:The Ocho” video from Fitz and Golic Jr.



As part of the ESPN8 “The Ocho” event, the American Cornhole League Pro Invitational will air at 5 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 8 (8/8). The show will feature the best cornhole players from around the United States compete for over $70,000 in cash prizes.

Full details on The Ocho are available here. Check back here each day for a new “ESPN8:The Ocho” video from Jason Fitz and Mike Golic, Jr.

Shelby Lacy and Kim Elchlepp produced the video.



“Ouchtown. Population: You, bro.”

On Wednesday, Aug. 8 (8/8), ESPN 8 “The Ocho” will air the Skyzone Ultimate Championship and the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup as part of the 24-hour takeover of ESPN2. The sport of dodgeball is the premise of the movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” which originally birthed ESPN8 “The Ocho” in 2004 and inspired this annual one-day event.

Full details available here. Check back here each day for a new “ESPN8:The Ocho” video from Jason Fitz and Mike Golic, Jr.

Shelby Lacy and Kim Elchlepp produced the video.



Intro video: Fitz and Golic Jr. Preview ESPN8 The Ocho’s Return

“There’s an electricity in the air, folks. A palpable hue of anticipation.”

For the second year in a row, ESPN will suspend regularly scheduled programming on one of its networks to bring fans the finest in seldom-seen sports from around the globe. ESPN8 “The Ocho” Presented by KFC Battle of the Buckets — serving alternative sports fans since 1999 2017 — will take the place of ESPN2 on Wednesday, Aug. 8 (8/8), featuring a full 24 hours of fun, offbeat programming beginning and ending with a showing of the inspiration behind it all, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” Full details available here.
Check back here each day for a new “ESPN8:The Ocho” video from Jason Fitz and Mike Golic, Jr.

Shelby Lacy and Kim Elchlepp produced the video.