there was a pretty good story about this in the Believer a couple months ago [#]. I'm not convinced that it's a "sport", but after tagging along through the championships, Rod O'Connor seemed to be.
Arena Football has been enjoying the sports drought that is the All-Star break.
Then, there's every kind of Bodong-Ultimate-Cage Fighting that's everywhere on cable now, too.
I'm glad they provided these athletes with a mini boxing ring for their battles. Things look like they could get dangerous.
A true RPS champion can throw the Bomb. (blows up paper and rock while scissors snip the fuse) I'm not impressed...
i fully support espn airing arm wrestling, hot dog eating, world's strongest man, cheerleading, and lumberjack competitions. not everyone can be a real athelete.
and actually, it's this referee more than the RPS match itself that kills me here.
They're both single, so you know they've been practicing their pumps late at night.
Hilarious. The commentary is probably responsible for most of the ratings.
ESPN will show this, but not RUGBY??? That is a disgrace.
Arena Football and various MMA competitions are recognizably sports.
@8: ESPN doesn't show professional hockey any more, either. It probably costs them next to nothing to produce something like Rock-Paper-Scissors as compared to team sports they have to send large crews to and probably pay for the rights when relatively few people will watch anyway...
Katie @8 - I'd love to see Rugby on ESPN. Midday, late night, whenevs.
How exactly is this different form the national coin flip championship.
this is an event for ESPN ocho.
i wanna see wheelchair jousting.
yeah, SeMe. THE OCHO!!!
fucking a cotton, fucking a..
Sports Illustrated invented the swimsuit issue to cover a lull in the sports world, maybe ESPN should do something like that
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