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About Sports

People have loved watching sporting events for many centuries, and television certainly didn't popularize sports. But there's no question that TV changed the way that people watched sports, and sports on TV offer some viewing opportunities that watching sports in person can't match.

Some sports work especially well on TV because their scale or pace can make them difficult to follow in person. When spectators watch auto racing on TV, it's much easier to keep track of particular drivers and the overall state of the race, and the complexity of American football is much easier to sort out with benefit of multiple camera angles and announcers' commentary.

Other sports fare well on TV because the spectacle and pageantry of televised events is a good match for the traditional drama of the sport. High-profile boxing matches and mixed martial arts events are tailor-made for the hype of television, and pay-per-view events duplicate the special-occasion feeling of going to see the big fight in a glitzy arena.

Sports also benefit from the analysis, dissection and editorializing of experts, both during event broadcasts and on stand-alone sports news and commentary programs. Sports analysis programming is so popular, in fact, that entire networks, from ESPN to Fox Sports, have been created to support the genre.

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WWE Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
NFL Live
NFL Live
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Fighting Championships
MotoGP
MotoGP
NBA
NBA
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
A Football Life
A Football Life
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Cheer
Cheer
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
CFL Football
CFL Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
High School Football
High School Football
Slam City
Slam City
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Big Ten Conference Football
Big Ten Conference Football
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Basketball
Basketball
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
World Series
World Series
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Premier League
Premier League
NHL
NHL
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
TVG
TVG
WWE Survivor Series
WWE Survivor Series
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Notre Dame Football
Notre Dame Football
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
America's Game
America's Game
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
ESPN
ESPN
College Football on SEC Network
College Football on SEC Network
Kingdom (2014)
Kingdom (2014)
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Pac-12 Football Weekly
MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Scarred
Scarred
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
That's It That's All
That's It That's All
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
Game of the Week
Game of the Week
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
Caribbean Workout
Caribbean Workout
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
UEFA Champions League Highlights
UEFA Champions League Highlights
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series
English Premier League Match of the Day
English Premier League Match of the Day
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
College Football Playoff: Top 25
College Football Playoff: Top 25
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Top 10
Top 10
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane