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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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The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
30 For 30
30 For 30
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The Masters
The Masters
MotoGP
MotoGP
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
NBA
NBA
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
NHL
NHL
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
NFL Live
NFL Live
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
ESPN
ESPN
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
World Surf League
World Surf League
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
SEC Now
SEC Now
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
A Football Life
A Football Life
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
New York Mets
New York Mets
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
TVG
TVG
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live
Scarred
Scarred
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Premier League
Premier League
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - March Madness
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - March Madness
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
UEFA Champions League Highlights
UEFA Champions League Highlights
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
MotoGP Highlights
MotoGP Highlights
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
America's Game
America's Game
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Slam City
Slam City
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
PRO Boxing
PRO Boxing
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
Top 10
Top 10
WWE Extreme Rules
WWE Extreme Rules
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying
PGA Tour Golf on CBS
PGA Tour Golf on CBS
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
NASCAR Nextel Cup
NASCAR Nextel Cup
SEC Storied
SEC Storied
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Draft Academy
Draft Academy
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
Major League Baseball on ESPN
Major League Baseball on ESPN
Legends Football League
Legends Football League
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
BCS Selection Show
BCS Selection Show
2011 NCAA Tournament March Madness
2011 NCAA Tournament March Madness
The Bronx Is Burning
The Bronx Is Burning
Destino Deporte
Destino Deporte
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Behind The Mask
Behind The Mask
UFC Unleashed
UFC Unleashed
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
The Knight in the Area
The Knight in the Area
Caribbean Workout
Caribbean Workout
Duke 91 & 92: Back to Back
Duke 91 & 92: Back to Back
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Inside the NBA
Inside the NBA
Basketball
Basketball
NBA on ESPN / ABC
NBA on ESPN / ABC
Jungle Fight
Jungle Fight
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Ali's Greatest Fights
Ali's Greatest Fights
America's Game: The Missing Rings
America's Game: The Missing Rings
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
Olbermann
Olbermann
King of the Cage
King of the Cage
UEFA Champions League Magazine
UEFA Champions League Magazine
Texas GameDay College Football
Texas GameDay College Football
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
UEFA Champions League on FOX
UEFA Champions League on FOX
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Cheer
Cheer
High School Football
High School Football
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
College Basketball on NBC
College Basketball on NBC
UFC on Fox Sports 2
UFC on Fox Sports 2
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
High School Baseball
High School Baseball
Horse Racing on CBS
Horse Racing on CBS
Kingdom (2014)
Kingdom (2014)
Hockey Night Live on NBC
Hockey Night Live on NBC
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Battle Dome
Battle Dome
The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
24/7
24/7
The Haney Project
The Haney Project
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
American Guns
American Guns
NFL Follow Your Team - Titans
NFL Follow Your Team - Titans
NFL Games of the Year
NFL Games of the Year
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
NHL Live
NHL Live
Women's College Gymnastics on ABC
Women's College Gymnastics on ABC
Glory
Glory
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014
Best Ranger Competition
Best Ranger Competition
NBA All-Star Game 2015
NBA All-Star Game 2015
Hot Rod TV
Hot Rod TV
Beyond the Athlete
Beyond the Athlete
Live Wire
Live Wire
NFL Films Presents
NFL Films Presents
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Voices
Voices
Xtreme 4x4
Xtreme 4x4
Best Snowboarding Competitions Ever
Best Snowboarding Competitions Ever
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures
Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures
NFL Follow Your Team - Atlanta Falcons
NFL Follow Your Team - Atlanta Falcons
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
Tyson's Greatest Fights
Tyson's Greatest Fights
Jeep World of Adventure Sports
Jeep World of Adventure Sports
NFL Follow Your Team - Redskins
NFL Follow Your Team - Redskins
UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
Best of Brock Lesnar
Best of Brock Lesnar
FYI
FYI
Pop
Pop
NBA Games of the Year
NBA Games of the Year
ESPN Instant Classics
ESPN Instant Classics
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Barclays Premier League Review
Barclays Premier League Review
Fantasy Football Live - Thursday Night!
Fantasy Football Live - Thursday Night!
ESPN FC
ESPN FC
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
PGA TOUR Rewind, 2004
PGA TOUR Rewind, 2004
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
PGA TOUR Rewind, 2013-2014
PGA TOUR Rewind, 2013-2014
Kart Life
Kart Life