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Cornhole Is Making it To ESPN As a Real Sport

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    Yeah, you read that right. Cornhole, the favorite tailgating game, where people throw bean bags at wooden-holed platforms for points, has made it to ESPN as a legit sport. A Forbes article that I came across, says it all. It really isn't that shocking when you think about it. Look at all the other games that they have made into broadcasted sports:

    1. Ultimate Frisbee

    2. Dodgeball

    3. Trampolining

    4. Curling

    5. Badminton

    These are just some examples that are questionable when considering if they are really "sports" or not. I guess if the networks can make a buck off something, they will. A quote from the Forbes article seems to answer just that:

    The man behind the business of cornhole is ACL CEO Stacey Moore, who honed his cornhole game at North Carolina State football tailgates. “I saw tailgating as one of the largest informal industries out there and figured there was a way to capture and profit from that,” says the serial entrepreneur Moore. “I created different types of brands to try and figure out how to capitalize on the tailgating lifestyle.”

    Has it gone too far? What sports should not be considered a "sport" in your opinion? Also, what should be considered a sport, but hasn't yet? Quidditch anyone?

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    Lol. Cornhole is the least qualifying as a sport to me, from the ones you mentioned. I'd rather see quidditch. But I think darts is on ESPN, yeah? So its similar. Though even darts has a certain amount of skill involved. And a dart's game can be complicated. What's complicated about throwing a bag into a hole? .. These televised games should have at least some nuance to them.
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    I kinda want to watch this. Very Happy Dumb as it is, I would if I saw it on ESPN2 or whatever. At least just to see the fans and hear the commentary and all that.
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    This isn't very shocking to me. I've played cornhole (bags) tons of times and have only won maaybe once. I have however tossed the bag by myself and done really well, but no one is ever around to see it. Anyway, I think it's pretty cool that some smaller/just for fun kind of games are making it to TV. I've accidentally changed the channel to frisbee-golf a few times and always end up watching so much more than I'd expect. Those guys can do some insane stuff with a frisbee.
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