ESPN 8: The Ocho

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ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by brian » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:40 pm

How this thread didn't get created by wlu_lax I'll never know, but it's going to be a thing.

For one day at least.

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:52 pm

Are you telling me that ESPN could not have worked with any of these organizations to do live events for the special day? Most of this is taped stuff you can watch on youtube. Are you telling me you don't remember the compelling Iran v. India Kabaddi final. Troy Bacon and US squad did go 0-5 but not really a bad showing for a team or folks who had never played before.

But seriously ESPN could have easily pulled off a College Basketball 24 hour ESPN Ocho athon type thing and these organizations would have bent over to make it happen.

My guess is ESPN 8 is some summer project that the Interns were allowed to pull off. I had a buddy who did an internship at ESPN and this sounds like something he would have done (his project was video work to help differentiating CNN/SI and the new ESPN news channels). Unfortunately he was not involved in this.....

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by Shirley » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:23 pm

Didn't Bill Simmons joke about "The Ocho" long before Dodgeball?
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:30 pm

Oh and the fact that ESPN did not get Gary Cole and Jason Bateman to film promos for this thing is a huge miss.

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by brian » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:33 pm

Shirley wrote:Didn't Bill Simmons joke about "The Ocho" long before Dodgeball?


I dunno. The movie is actually from 15 years ago. That would have timed up a couple of years after his ESPN column started?

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Post by P.D.X. » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:33 pm

Shirley wrote:Didn't Bill Simmons joke about "The Ocho" long before Dodgeball?


I could swear it was a Simpson's gag.

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Post by brian » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:34 pm

Apparently his joke was "ESPN6".

ETA: If you read the article, Simmons himself essentially admits he didn't actually come up with the (ESPN6) joke and that it's an easy joke.

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by P.D.X. » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:34 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
Shirley wrote:Didn't Bill Simmons joke about "The Ocho" long before Dodgeball?


I could swear it was a Simpson's gag.


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Post by GoodKarma » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:16 pm

Kornheiser has been making the joke on his radio show for over 10 years but I don't know where he got it from.
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Post by Shirley » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:22 am

brian wrote:Apparently his joke was "ESPN6".

ETA: If you read the article, Simmons himself essentially admits he didn't actually come up with the (ESPN6) joke and that it's an easy joke.


Yeah, that sounds right. He was making that joke before he went to ESPN though, back in his Boston Sports Guy days. He had to dial back his criticism of sports media after he joined the WWLIS.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:46 pm

This is what I want to see on the Ocho
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Post by rass » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:48 am

They need to add Headis coverage:

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They need to add Headis coverage:

How many stitches from bashing your head into the corner of the table happen at these things? It's incredible to watch. Lot of day after sore necks I'm guessing.
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Dizzy from watching that craziness.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:41 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Slapping championship
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:51 pm

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:44 am

World Cigar Smoking Championship

great opening to the piece
NY Times wrote:SPLIT, Croatia — The smoke machine seemed redundant
This is a really well written piece and great photography.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/spor ... nship.html

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Post by brian » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:01 am

Good story. Though based on most of my interactions with cigar smokers, a drone strike while that event is happening would probably make the world a better place overall.

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:27 am

brian wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:01 am
Good story. Though based on most of my interactions with cigar smokers, a drone strike while that event is happening would probably make the world a better place overall.
Nothing kills a night out like someone smoking a cigar in proximity to my table at a bar. It smells like fetid gopher anus, only more aggressive.
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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:19 pm

Where the hell can you still smoke a cigar at a bar, besides a cigar bar?
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Post by brian » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:24 pm

Literally almost anywhere in Las Vegas (where smoking is allowed at least).

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Post by brian » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:32 pm

I actually prefer the smell of cigars to cigarettes but I’m not especially fond of “cigar guys”.

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Post by sancarlos » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:29 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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It smells like fetid gopher anus, only more aggressive.
I laughed. But your decision to include the adjective makes me wonder if you’ve ever smelled some nicely aromatic gopher anus?
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sancarlos wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:27 am
It smells like fetid gopher anus, only more aggressive.
I laughed. But your decision to include the adjective makes me wonder if you’ve ever smelled some nicely aromatic gopher anus?
Haven’t you?!?!?
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:35 am

There was a loophole at some bars with outdoor patios. Shocking in this most liberal of enclaves.
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Post by brian » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:23 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:35 am
There was a loophole at some bars with outdoor patios. Shocking in this most liberal of enclaves.
I assumed it was in the Constitution that overweight plutocrats have to be allowed to smoke cigars anywhere and everywhere in the vicinity of the District of Columbia. It's practically a meme.

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brian wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:23 am
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:35 am
There was a loophole at some bars with outdoor patios. Shocking in this most liberal of enclaves.
I assumed it was in the Constitution that overweight plutocrats have to be allowed to smoke cigars anywhere and everywhere in the vicinity of the District of Columbia. It's practically a meme.
A guy I work with occasionally told me a story of when he and a group of co-workers were at Captial Grill and the waiter asked them if they minded if the group at the next table smoked cigars. They said it was okay and, shortly after, a bottle of wine with a sticker of several hundred dollars made its way to their table as a thank you.
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Post by rass » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:45 am

Stone Skipping showing on ESPN2 via The Ocho.
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Post by tennbengal » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am

Cup stacking now!!

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Post by A_B » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:49 am

tennbengal wrote:
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Cup stacking now!!
You stack cups for 45 seconds and in the end, the Germans win.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:33 pm

A_B wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:49 am
tennbengal wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am
Cup stacking now!!
You stack cups for 45 seconds and in the end, the Germans win.
That's hilarious.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:53 am

Okay so someone just sent me a reference to Ba-Taoshi..WTF


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wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:53 am
Okay so someone just sent me a reference to Ba-Taoshi..WTF

Gadzooks!
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