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In a move that surely rankled NBC executives looking to sure up their Arena Football League offseason schedule, Fox Sports Network has announced that it will be airing the World Rock Paper Scissors Championship, Variety reports. Yes, I did just say that. This ranks as a new low for televised sports, although producers for Battlebots are rumored to be relieved now that they’re one step higher on the athletic totem pole.
Okay, here’s the good news. Apparently Fox and the World RPS Society do realize that this is ridiculous and will be adopting a tongue and cheek approach. For those curious to see this battle of fingers, tune in to FSN this Friday at 8pm EST for the one hour (!) showdown. No word on whether Fox will be tackling thumb wrestling.
For more information, check out the article here.