National Spelling Bee – where is the justice

Happened to catch a little bit of the Spelling Bee competition on ESPN this afternoon and what I noticed was it is such an unfair game … one guy got Siphonapterlogy and later on, someone got Zebu.

Zebu??? Siphonapterology??? Come on. This game is not fair 🙂


9 thoughts on “National Spelling Bee – where is the justice

  1. RPM says:

    @virginia gal: Yes, it is cool that there were 3 desis out of top 10, but none in the top 3 :-(Heiligenschein. Damn. But it was good to see he got a standing ovation 🙂

  2. @ Virginia gal/Rpm – We have been dominant for more than 10 years now. I remember watching it while I was in India and desis were winning big time.As far as the game being fair is concerned – I guess luck plays its part as well. Ought to get some tough words, but we tend to spot them only when he/she doesnt spell it correctly.Judges try to be as fair as possible and yesterday, if u remember, a girl was called back to the stage ’cause the judges made a mistake. Lot of German and Italian words this time though :). Funny, the way they’re ‘pronounced’ 😉

  3. RPM says:

    @rajesh: it was my first time ‘watching’ it, so it was new to me :-)Of course, because Sameer Patel was a colorful fellow last year, it was in the news and i had followed the competition a bit. @katie: LOL! Spelling Bee in ‘Spectacular HD’??!! Unbelievable. Gotta think who is heading these networks and who is making these decisions and how come they are not fired yet!

  4. RPM says:

    @samir: abc and ESPN are the same company. Also, the finals for the spelling bee were in fact on abc (same as Indy 500), which is what Katie was saying.

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