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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 Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
NFL Live
NFL Live
ESPN
ESPN
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
NBA
NBA
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
A Football Life
A Football Life
High School Football
High School Football
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
WWE Survivor Series
WWE Survivor Series
Slam City
Slam City
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
Basketball
Basketball
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
College Volleyball
College Volleyball
UEFA Champions League Highlights
UEFA Champions League Highlights
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Kingdom (2014)
Kingdom (2014)
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
America's Game
America's Game
NHL
NHL
TVG
TVG
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
ACC Championship Game
ACC Championship Game
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
That's It That's All
That's It That's All
The Haney Project
The Haney Project
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Cheer
Cheer
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Premier League
Premier League
Capturing the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
Capturing the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Showtime Sports
Showtime Sports
NCAA Football
NCAA Football
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Top 10
Top 10
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Big Ten Conference Football
Big Ten Conference Football
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
Setup
Setup
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Scarred
Scarred
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
UEFA Champions League Magazine
UEFA Champions League Magazine
MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
World Series
World Series
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
PBR World Finals
PBR World Finals
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
MotoGP
MotoGP
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
The SEC on CBS
The SEC on CBS
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Xtreme 4x4
Xtreme 4x4
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Football Night in America
Football Night in America