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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
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
NFL Live
NFL Live
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
ESPN
ESPN
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
NBA
NBA
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
NFL On FOX
NFL On FOX
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
America's Game
America's Game
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
The Haney Project
The Haney Project
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
NHL
NHL
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
A Football Life
A Football Life
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
NCAA Football
NCAA Football
Slam City
Slam City
The Top 100 Players of 2013
The Top 100 Players of 2013
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
TVG
TVG
Basketball
Basketball
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Cheer
Cheer
Premier League
Premier League
The Rose Bowl Game
The Rose Bowl Game
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
Scarred
Scarred
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Diaries
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Diaries
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
BCS Bowl Championship Series
BCS Bowl Championship Series
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
MotoGP
MotoGP
Motocross
Motocross
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Around the Horn
Around the Horn
CBS Sports Special
CBS Sports Special
Showtime Sports
Showtime Sports
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
Top 10
Top 10
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
English Premier League Match of the Day
English Premier League Match of the Day
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
NFL Super Bowl Collection
NFL Super Bowl Collection
Barclays Premier League Review
Barclays Premier League Review
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
NHL All-Star Weekend
NHL All-Star Weekend
UEFA Champions League Highlights
UEFA Champions League Highlights
The NFL Today
The NFL Today
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
WWE Classics
WWE Classics
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
Hot Rod TV
Hot Rod TV