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A.H.Black
05-30-2011, 12:45 AM
I know I'm early with this thread, but I do enjoy the National Spelling Bee. This year the TV coverage has been changed again. No ABC prime time show. Both TV shows will be on ESPN on Thursday, June 2nd. ESPN3.com plans to stream the preliminary rounds on Wednesday, June 1st as well as the finals on Thursday. The written test test is on Tuesday, May 31st and even I don't need to see coverage of that part - although I wouldn't mind seeing a fluff piece about it. The ESPN3 schedule is here - http://espn.go.com/espn3/index/_/sport/kids

Does anyone have any favorites? The list of competitors is here - http://public.spellingbee.com/public/spellers/speller_roster

HeatherC
05-30-2011, 05:06 AM
Wow, I was just joking with my family during a game of Balderdash tonight about how the spelling bee wasn't going on right now so we didn't need to spell things right. How funny that the bee is coming up this very week! I have to call them now and let them know, LOL :lol:

This is always fun to watch. If I can remember this week I'll have to check it out again. :)

overedge
05-30-2011, 06:09 AM
Bummer for those of us outside the US who don't get ESPN. At least we got to see the final on ABC.

A.H.Black
05-30-2011, 03:11 PM
Bummer for those of us outside the US who don't get ESPN. At least we got to see the final on ABC.

You might want to try ESPN3 (the first link in the original post). Since there are several competitors from Canada, Jamaica etc., there's a chance the stream won't be geoblocked.

nursebetty
05-30-2011, 10:24 PM
Could you use that in a sentence? I like watching it also, but my patience gives out.

A.H.Black
05-31-2011, 03:13 PM
Could you use that in a sentence? I like watching it also, but my patience gives out.

I used to get really frustrated; especially with the Jamaican spellers. I think they were trained to take as much time as they could and they all have the same style. Now, with the time limit, it's not nearly so bad.

A.H.Black
06-01-2011, 02:32 PM
On now. No commentary. Interesting how they don't wear those T-shirts anymore. It will keep me company today while I work.

Love the girl with mis-matched, decorative socks/shoes. I'm assuming it's her fashion statement.

A.H.Black
06-01-2011, 10:20 PM
Photos are up - http://ph.news.yahoo.com/photos/84th-annual-national-spelling-bee-1306942286-slideshow/miles-shebar-waits-turn-during-round-three-2011-photo-205231621.html#crsl=%252Fphotos%252F84th-annual-national-spelling-bee-slideshow%252F2011-scripps-national-spelling-bee-contestants-listen-spellers-photo-210630485.html

The 8-year-old from Virginia is very cute. The kid from New York (Miles) is a hoot but he talks to his friend all through the other skaters (oops, I mean spellers). I wonder if it bothers any of them. Probably not. The spellers from my state did well, except for one.

Spareoom
06-03-2011, 01:34 AM
Final is on!

tlk
06-03-2011, 01:50 AM
:D
Love the bee!
This could go on for a while! No one has missed yet!

A.H.Black
06-03-2011, 02:14 AM
:D
Love the bee!
This could go on for a while! No one has missed yet!

This morning's session went 1 hr. 40 min. over the scheduled time. Of course, these days the broadcast is filled with fluff. I wanted to see spelling. It's as bad of some of the skating cheese fests.

manleywoman
06-03-2011, 02:18 AM
Love to bee too, and l

manleywoman
06-03-2011, 02:18 AM
Love the bee too, and l LOVE that it's on national tv!!

Skittl1321
06-03-2011, 02:37 AM
ESPN isn't working for me :( I'm sad I missed it.

Spareoom
06-03-2011, 02:41 AM
It's not over yet; still 10 spellers remaining.

That Victoria girl is intense.