One of the hottest sports around will be seen by a lot more viewers in November. According to Variety, Slamball will have its championship game aired on CBS this November and eight regular-season matchups will be aired on the cable network Versus.
The Versus airings will start on Sunday August 31 while the 2008 Slamball Championship Series will air on CBS beginning Sunday November 2, after the network's NFL coverage.
Slamball will also start a full-fledged leauge in 2009 with teams in eight different cities. This year's season will comprise of six teams - the Bouncers, Mob, Rumble, Hombres, Maulers and Slashers - coached by former athletes such as John Starks, Kenny Andersonn and Raghib "The Rocket" Ishmael.
"The goal is to bring SlamBall back into the consciousness and create a showcase for the sport that will be a forerunner for the first league setup in 2009," principal Mike Tollin said, who is partnering with IMG on the venture. Philiadelphia 76ers president/part-owner Pat Croce will be on board as the league's commisioner.
The original Slamball, created by Mason Gordon, aired on Spike TV in 2002 and 2003.