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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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Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
NFL Live
NFL Live
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Slam City
Slam City
MotoGP
MotoGP
World Series
World Series
Little League Baseball World Series
Little League Baseball World Series
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Cheer
Cheer
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
A Football Life
A Football Life
America's Game
America's Game
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
US Open
US Open
TVG
TVG
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
MMA Uncensored Live
MMA Uncensored Live
Premier League
Premier League
CFL Football
CFL Football
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Top 10
Top 10
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
NBA
NBA
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Transcendence
Transcendence
MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
FYI
FYI
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
Endurance
Endurance
WWE Extreme Rules
WWE Extreme Rules
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
ESPY Awards
ESPY Awards
The 2014 Commonwealth Games
The 2014 Commonwealth Games
ESPN
ESPN
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII
Caribbean Workout
Caribbean Workout
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Scarred
Scarred
NFL Follow Your Team - Seattle Seahawks
NFL Follow Your Team - Seattle Seahawks
UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
NFL GameDay
NFL GameDay
City Slam
City Slam
Fight Night
Fight Night
NFL Greatest Games, Denver Broncos 3 Greatest Games
NFL Greatest Games, Denver Broncos 3 Greatest Games
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
4th and Loud
4th and Loud
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!