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
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?