ESPN8: The Ocho returning for 24-hour coronavirus distraction

ESPN8: The Ocho returning for 24-hour coronavirus distraction

Bold strategy, Cotton, let’s see if it pays off for them.

Straight out of “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” and in an attempt to fill the void for viewers in need of competitive sports content, ESPN is bringing back ESPN8: The Ocho with “a full 24 hours of seldom seen sports” programming Sunday on ESPN2, the network announced Thursday.

This will be the fourth version of ESPN8: The Ocho since 2017, inspired by the 2004 movie starring Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and the late Rip Torn as Dodgeball legend Patches O’Houlihan.

Some of the self-explanatory events scheduled for Sunday include the Stupid Robot Fighting League, Jelle’s Marble Runs, Cherry Pit Spitting, Sign Spinning and World Sport Cup Stacking championships, as well as events in Cornhole, axe throwing, arm wrestling Spikeball, putt-putt golf and stone skipping.

Yes, there even will be a Dodgeball tournament involving teams from the United States and Canada, although it’s unclear if it will feature Peter LeFleur (played by Vaughn) and his Average Joe’s Gymnasium squad pitted against White Goodman (portrayed by Stiller) and his Globo Gym.

Here’s the full ESPN8 The Ocho schedule:

Sunday, March 22

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

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

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

3:30 p.m.
46th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Championship

4 p.m.
Professional Arm Wrestling Championships

4:30 p.m.
2019 Golden Tee World Championship

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 vs. Canada

7:30 p.m.
2019 Jelle’s Marble Runs

8 p.m.
Slippery 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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