Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fringe sports, sexy sports, fake sports – a roundup

This month, Tech-media-tainment took an in-depth look at the world of fringe sports.
The audience for most of these sports will remain limited. Some will fade away. A few have the potential to cross over to the mainstream, including CrossFit and competitive climbing. Others are just plain goofy.
Here’s a roundup of the series in chronological order:

Why do some sports become mainstream successes while others stay on the fringe? (June 2, 2014)

Fringe sports looking to attract bigger fan bases (June 4, 2014)

Wide world of weird sports (June 5, 2014)

Oddball sports that want to be taken seriously (June 9, 2014)

CrossFit, parkour, competitive climbing – sports of the future (June 11, 2014)

Women’s professional sports get short shrift (June 20, 2014)

Women’s pro billiards is pretty bad-ass (June 21, 2014)

Sexy women’s sports don’t seem to have staying power (June 24, 2014)

Top 10 fictional sports in movies (June 27, 2014)

Related stories from the archives:

Top 10 oddest professional sports (Oct. 3, 2010)

Superstar players, TV coverage and intangibles are the ingredients for a popular pro sport (Dec. 18, 2008)

Photo: 2012 L.A. Beauties team of the Lingerie Basketball League. 

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