Fox Sports 2 is the alternate channel to the original Fox Sports. The regional and national broadcasts of Fox Sports have gotten so massive that they cannot be contained on just one channel. They are licensed to carry a number of different events, and you will have to watch these events on Fox Sports 2 at times.
The worlds of college sports, pro sports and sports analysis do not stop on the Fox Sports Network, and some of those programs are pushed to Fox Sports 2 for your benefit. You can flip back and forth between 1 and 2 to see which program you like the most, and you can always turn to Fox Sports 2 if you are not seeing the event that you were hoping for. You have an alternative to the national broadcasts that make their way to the traditional network, and you will be able to tune in at any time of day.
There are also special programs and shows made just for Fox Sports 2 so that you can get used to watching their brand of sports television. This is a unique home for sports on TV that takes the sports items from the world of Fox and cobbles them together into an alternate station.