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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:28 PM
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Greatest "sporting event" you've ever seen on ESPN2.
I love that limbo stage in the sports broadcasting schedule, when ESPN2 will pretty much broadcast anything. My personal favorites were the National Scrabble Championship and the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee. Anyone here a fan of ping-pong or jai-alai or competitive eating?
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:29 PM
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1. scrabble???
and I thought the competitive jump roping was bad
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:18 PM
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7. It actually inspired a huge Scrabble revival in the Beast House.
:D
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MemphisTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:34 PM
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2. Arm wrestling
these guys are huge. I wonder if they test for steroids
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:38 PM
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3. The dog sports shows..
I turn-on ESPN2 every Sunday morning around 3AM and let Jake (my Akita) climb onto the bed to watch them while I'm on the computer. He usually watches "American Gun Dog," "Doggone It!", and the "Dock Dog Competition."

That's his must-see TV.. :)
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:14 PM
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4. Several years back I saw the miniature golf championships on ESPN2.
It was truly high sports drama.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:17 PM
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5. fuck! i missed that
:cry:
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:18 PM
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6. Canadian Football and Aussie Rugby(back in the day)
I LOVED ESPN2 back in the day when it first started out. They were a hip and cool version of ESPN that covered "Alternative" and foreign sports.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:19 PM
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8. I love Australian Rules Football.
The sports channel that eventually became Fox Sports in Western PA showed it every summer.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:21 PM
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9. They show highlites of it on Fox Sports Cincinnati
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:26 PM
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10. worLd cLass championship wrestLing
i never missed it when they used to show it. :thumbsup:
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:28 PM
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11. Ah yes!
How many Von Erichs were there, and how many have died? :shrug:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:31 PM
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12. i think they're aLL dead now
what? 3 suicides, 1 autowreck, and 1 o.d.?

i Loved the 'great muta' and 'skandor akbar'

cactus jack was supposedLy on it then too, but i don't remember ever seeing him. :?
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:33 PM
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13. I think that was after ESPN dropped the program.
He made mention in his book about how WCCW fell on hard times after he joined.
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