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ESPN is bringing back "The Ocho" - Check out their schedule and an explanation of some of its weirder "sports"

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    dubteedub
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    Some of these sports look absolutely insane

    Some of these sports look absolutely insane

    KABADDI - An incredibly popular sport in India, this 7-on-7 event is a tag-style indoor team game in which a player runs to the opponent's side of the field and attempts to tag as many defenders as possible before being tackled. Essentially, televised "Red Rover."

    Sepak Takraw: Here are two words that appear to be misspelled but are actually defined as 3-on-3 volleyball played with your feet, and using a ball made of ... I want to say wicker?

    Chess Boxing - This hybrid sport conjoins the two beloved and complementary pastimes of chess and boxing, in a manner not dissimilar to backgammon motocross or Hungry Hungry Hippos biathlon. We'll be tuning in to find out more, but the early guess is it's pretty hard to be good at this if you only concentrate on the chess.

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      Bazy
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      Kabaddi is awesome and a lot more strategic then they make it sound.

      Kabaddi is awesome and a lot more strategic then they make it sound.

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