Oh, NASCAR, what have you wrought? Now that people are actively considering car racing sports, can robots be far behind? The answer is no, as ESPN2 and ESPNU have inexplicably picked up BattleBots for air on their stations. We're not sure how this relates to "sports," but we would much rather watch competitive bass fishing or the United Federation of Wallpaper* playoffs than BattleBots.
For those of you who don't remember, BattleBots gave us geeks with supercharged mini robots fighting against each other in an enclosure, which gave off a faint whiff of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome mixed with ridiculous nerdosity. Not that we don't like our nerd culture, but ESPN? Come on. Anyway, the new version will start in November, and will feature more time in the "pits," watching the robots get worked on in emergency situations. Oh, boy!
*Does not exist.