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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
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Capturing the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
Capturing the Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Diaries
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Diaries
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
SEC Now
SEC Now
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
NBA
NBA
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NFL Live
NFL Live
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
USA 7's Rugby
USA 7's Rugby
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Basketball
Basketball
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Highlights
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Highlights
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
ESPN College Basketball: UNC vs. Duke
ESPN College Basketball: UNC vs. Duke
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
The Haney Project
The Haney Project
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
NHL
NHL
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live
America's Game
America's Game
Slam City
Slam City
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
Scarred
Scarred
TNA Wrestling Epics
TNA Wrestling Epics
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
WWE: History of the WWE Championship
WWE: History of the WWE Championship
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Barclays Premier League Review
Barclays Premier League Review
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Wrestling with Death
Wrestling with Death
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
UEFA Champions League Magazine
UEFA Champions League Magazine
MotoGP
MotoGP
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
BCS Bowl Championship Series
BCS Bowl Championship Series
Depth Chart
Depth Chart
Top 10
Top 10
TVG
TVG
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
CBS Sports Special
CBS Sports Special
High School Basketball on ABC
High School Basketball on ABC
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
A Football Life
A Football Life
Premier League
Premier League
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29