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National Spelling Bee Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain_Kirk, May 31, 2007.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Down goes Patel! Down goes Patel!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070531/ap_on_re_us/spelling_bee

    Apparently the favorite is gone--Samir Patel.

    First of all, I didn't know there was a favorite. Does that mean they're betting on this. Good thing I didn't know, because I would had this cat parlayed all over the place. (Did I just type that out loud?)

    And with controversy as well with an appeal and a rejection of said appeal.

    Add to that the ESPN flava of Stuey providing the appeal updates and analysis from the M&M boys, and what do you have?

    Well, I'm not sure really, but I'd probably misspell it.
     
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    What was worse for Samir? Getting knocked out early or having to endure an interview with DJ Stewy?
     
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I read the story...why did the mom appeal Samir getting knocked out?
     
  4. MilanWall

    MilanWall Member

    It says in the story (might have been updated since you first read it). She thinks the reader guy mispronounced it.

    <nerd>I was in a county spelling bee in the eighth grade where there were three contestants left (including me) and all three of us missed a word in the round. But because I went first, the judge ruled that only the last two in the round could come back. I have never been more pissed about something in my life.</nerd>
     
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Must have been updated since then because there was no reason given. Interesting. Thanks for the update.
     
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    I believe the real reason from the appeal would be described along these lines:

    Grasping at straws
     
  7. MilanWall

    MilanWall Member

    Yeah, either that or "coddled mama's boy."
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    buh... buh... buh... he works harder than the other kids.
     
  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    you only cover us when we misspell
     
  10. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Man, I was just about to come and post that.
     
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    These bees are sooooooo culturally biased.

    Reader guy is always an old white male.
     
  12. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    Haven't followed a second of this, and it's annoying that ESPN has forced this thing on us. Would it be as big of a deal if PBS aired it? What you're doing is making these 11 year olds out to think they are not nerds, but stars; I imagine kids are no longer in it for anything but the TV time.

    That noise you hear is the deterioration of America's youth.
     
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