ESPN Spelling Bee Thread
They have one of these every year...and it's typically on ESPN or ABC.
I'm not sure what the format is..I think they just have rounds and if you spell your word correctly, you move on to the next round, and if you don't, you're out. But it could be different than that.
Anyway..I've always had a couple of questions about this tournament.
*Why do they always flip their name card and pretend to write on it? Does that really help with the spelling? I guess I could see a couple of spellers do it..but it seems that almost everyone does it. It could also be something that calms their nerves down..they don't just want to start spelling the word, maybe they want to 'fake write' it down first so that it seems right that way.
*Not to be racial or anything, but it seems that many of these contestants are Indian, or South Asian. And it's not like they're foreign exchange students that are spelling wizzes lol..they're just of Asian origin and live somewhere in the US. But why is this the case? Are they just naturally good spellers?
Anyways, I always run across this spelling bee, and I never watch more than 20-30 minutes..I just watch to get an idea of the words that are being used..and now I'm just wasting time before the SA-OKC game.