Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Scripps National Spelling Bee finally ended late Friday night after hours and hours of words I had never heard of......well besides Travis Diener. The kid's name is Sameer Mishra from Lafayette, Indiana and the word was Guerdon. And are you ready for this? He was the same kid that had to spell Diener earlier in the day! How about that for closure?

guer·don (noun)-
[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin widerdnum, alteration (influenced by Latin dnum, gift) of Old High German widarln : widar, back, against; see wi- in Indo-European roots + ln, reward; see lau- in Indo-European roots.]

Good stuff Sameer, but I was more mesmerized by the second place finisher's mustache. Seriously, try and tell me this kid is 12 years old.....

I call shenanigans. What in the name of Danny Almonte is up with that 'stache!

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 8:01 AM


Yeah, I'm 27 and I can't grow a mustache like that (not that it's necessarily saying much).

The other thing I love is when the announcers talk about the kid's "eligibility." Sure, I know there's an age limit, but it's like they're trying to make this sound like a college sport instead of an academic competition.

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 10:14:00 AM  

No 'Numnah/Numb Nut' video?

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

here ya go numbnuts...

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 11:27:00 AM  

caught the last 10 minutes...i wish the kid would have done a tiger woods fist pump or something.

guerdon for the win!


-dan said...
May 31, 2008, 11:27:00 AM  

Mitchell Report Vol 2 : Steriods in Competitive Spelling

That would explain the mustache

I think the kid that won was interviewed by EA earlier in the night, and he could hardly talk he was so nervous. Of course if I were standing that close to EA, I probably wouldn't sound much better.

jg said...
May 31, 2008, 11:55:00 AM  

when the USA spelling bee?

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 12:50:00 PM  

Mitchell Report Vol 2 : Steriods in Competitive Spelling

Never mind.
I wanna know if Andruw Jones could spell 'Andrew' correctly in the "Athlete Spelling Bee."

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 1:41:00 PM  

He's pulling a Miguel Tejada.

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 2:01:00 PM  

Buy that kid a razor!

Jay said...
May 31, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

That kid's 12 years old. There, I tried. I agree with you, if that kid is 12, then so is every teenager in America. I feel like I'm one of the few that gets the Danny Almonte reference.

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

I didn't know they had a father-son spelling bee

mplant said...
May 31, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

Did anyone catch the GIRL With teh mustache that Erin Andrews interviwed at the beginning of the shoW??? YES a GIRL had a mustache! You would think the parents would make the kids look presentable

the mask said...
May 31, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

Stick a gray suit and curly hair on that kid and Borat would have finished 2nd in the Spelling Bee.

Nic said...
May 31, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Nerd. N-E-R-D. Nerd.

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 9:08:00 PM  

Anon 1:41: Next in the 'Athlete Spelling Bee,' Brett Myers will finally spell 'retard.'

Anonymous said...
May 31, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

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