View Full Version : 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee

05-29-2008, 07:12 AM
In case no one was aware, the National Spelling Bee is going on this week. The spellers have already completed round one (a 50 word spelling test complete on a computer) and today they move into the second round and start spelling words on stage.

Here is a link to the bee website, you can find me on there if you go to the "Officials" section (the only one named Justin). http://www.jjhuddle.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif You can also follow along to see how spellers are doing and view photos from the week and so on.

There are 288 spellers in the competition this year, 19 of them are from Ohio. If you are curious to see the Ohio kids, or anyone for that matter, today, you can follow along on ESPN360. All 288 kids will spell on stage today and then the field will be narrowed down to no more than 100 after they have all speller once.

Also, after the field is narrowed down today you will be able to take the same (at least very similar) test that the spellers took for round one to see if your score would have been good enough to send you into the quarterfinals. The test was developed by yours truly, by the way. http://www.jjhuddle.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif I will throw that link up here once it is available.

Tomorrow at 11 am the spelling will be broadcast on ESPN and then the finals will be aired on ABC at 8 p.m. If you are watching any of the tv broadcasts, watch for me. I will be sitting up in the front right behind all the important people (judges, pronouncer, etc).

BTW, Erin Andrews is working the bee this year and I get to meet her. :eek: :D

05-30-2008, 07:00 PM
Finals are on ABC tonight at 8pm, but it doesn't look like anyone cares. :)

Look for me if you watch, I'll be wearing the blue shirt and peach paisley tie sitting up in the booth with all of the judges and pronouncers.

05-31-2008, 06:39 AM
I watched for a while in the afternoon on ESPN.

It would be more interesting if each word didn't take so long.

06-01-2008, 02:51 PM
The best perk I could ever ask for:



06-02-2008, 12:43 PM
nice. did you try for her number? :cool:

06-02-2008, 12:56 PM
So, is she hotter in person?

06-02-2008, 01:02 PM
nice. did you try for her number? :cool:

Haha, I didn't need to. Her cell was listed in the ESPN contact list we received for the bee. :)

So, is she hotter in person?

Yes. Yes she is. :eek: