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Fingon
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:41 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/broadcast/Schedule.asp?Channel=TSN&ShowDate=Jun%20%206%202004&TZ=0TSN, Canada's prime sport network has ... spelling at 7:30 pm.

Please tell me this isn't true, this can't be, they can't have a spelling contest on a sports channel.

Please, please, tell me I got it wrong, I will need proffessional help after this :sad:

tennisluver99
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:44 PM
ESPN has been showing it. Pathetic that a sports channel is showing a spelling bee. LOL!!!!!!

PatM04
Jun 6th, 2004, 10:47 PM
It is actually HILLARIOUSLY entertaining to watch. Enjoy....lol:)

VS Fan
Jun 6th, 2004, 11:48 PM
Last Year ESPN aired a spelling bee that PREEMPTED live tennis that had been scheduled on the channel. I was really PISSED.

SPELLING is NOT a sport, thank you! It is a skill.

Many other "SPORTS" also do not qualify. .....To be a sport there must be a DEFENSE!

This excludes Golf, Bowling, Figure Skating. Gymnastics, etc.

In golf, it is the course and the weather. In Bowling it is the condition of the lanes and tha ability of the player to adapt. In Figure Skating it is the whim of the judges and the excecution of the moves on the ice. Same for Gymnastics.
The only intangible is pressure put on a performer by knowing the score of their competetors. But, Theay CANNOT interfere in any physical way to their opponent's scores.

No one playing for the prize, can do ANYTHING to inhibit the other player's performance. They can only concetrate on their own, and make it the best that they can. These are SKILLS, not SPORTS.


There must be an ability for a player to impact the results of the opponent directly. As I said before... Defense.

Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Pool, and thank God... Tennis has this feature.

Knizzle
Jun 6th, 2004, 11:52 PM
One little boy fainted when asked to spell a word.

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:07 AM
Spelling Bees are awesome. :rocker2:

Yes, I am joking... And yes, ESPN does show them.

Infiniti2001
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:08 AM
One little boy fainted when asked to spell a word.

OMG! I saw that :lol: He fainted, revived, then spelled the word correctly :lol:

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:13 AM
OMG! I saw that :lol: He fainted, revived, then spelled the word correctly :lol:
:haha:

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:35 AM
proffessional
Verrry funnnny. ;)

Jetta
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:37 AM
ESPN also shows poker

I don't understand why that is a sport. :confused:

thecatinthehat
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:46 AM
These kids spell as much as the pros play tennis...no jokes.

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:49 AM
ESPN also shows poker

I don't understand why that is a sport. :confused:
Whot's rong wif pokker? :p

- L i n a -
Jun 7th, 2004, 01:03 AM
I reached the regional level of the Spelling Bee one year... one step away from going to Washington.

Which was rather sad, because I only knew English for around 5 years at that time.

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 7th, 2004, 01:04 AM
I reached the regional level of the Spelling Bee one year... one step away from going to Washington.

Which was rather sad, because I only knew English for around 5 years at that time.
:haha:

Jetta
Jun 7th, 2004, 01:16 AM
Whot's rong wif pokker? :p
nuffin. nuffin at all. :p

I'll pley poka wif ya :D

faboozadoo15
Jun 7th, 2004, 01:34 AM
It is actually HILLARIOUSLY entertaining to watch. Enjoy....lol:)
i agree! i don't bitch when that stuff comes on! i call my friends and we watch it as we get drunker and drunker...
geography bee just doesn't cut it though...
and that mathcounts bullshit where the players have all the questions memorized makes me angry

:worship: spelling

shap_half
Jun 7th, 2004, 02:19 AM
Yo don't even try to knock 'gymnastics'. you don't know so stop talking

harloo
Jun 7th, 2004, 02:38 AM
I'm going to get my kid in some of those competitions.(when I have a harloo jr.);)

This year's contest was hilarious when the little boy fainted. Then that mean:fiery: lady started yelling at him that he had to hurry up and made him mispell his word.

For anyone else who watched the contest, didn't it seem like the little boy who fainted was given the hardest words of the final 3?:fiery: :mad: :D :)

vs1
Jun 7th, 2004, 02:45 AM
The spelling bee is actually great to watch. I am so amazed at the hard work these kids put in and some of these kids, you know that they don't have the crazy support system around them, but they succeed as well. Although it's not a sport to me, I think it's great entertainment and I end up bonding with a few of the contestants and cheer them on (just like watching sports!).

If any of y'all are interested, go and rent SPELLBOUND. It's a documentary on the 1999 National Spelling Bee and it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. So funny...and so moving.

venusfan
Jun 7th, 2004, 02:48 AM
I'm going to get my kid in some of those competitions.(when I have a harloo jr.);)

This year's contest was hilarious when the little boy fainted. Then that mean:fiery: lady started yelling at him that he had to hurry up and made him mispell his word.

For anyone else who watched the contest, didn't it seem like the little boy who fainted was given the hardest words of the final 3?:fiery: :mad: :D :)
It was a conspiracy.. they wanted a white kid to win from the start. The Bitch who tried to rush the kid to spell after he had just fainted rather than sending help on stage should have been taken outside and beat up.

esquímaux
Jun 7th, 2004, 03:16 AM
Spelling IS a sport! Some abu kid passed out for 15 seconds this year and came to and correctly spelled his word :lol:

Kart
Jun 7th, 2004, 04:09 AM
Suddenly eurosport cycling seems much more appealing.

decemberlove
Jun 7th, 2004, 04:23 AM
Last Year ESPN aired a spelling bee that PREEMPTED live tennis that had been scheduled on the channel. I was really PISSED.

SPELLING is NOT a sport, thank you! It is a skill.

Many other "SPORTS" also do not qualify. .....To be a sport there must be a DEFENSE!

This excludes Golf, Bowling, Figure Skating. Gymnastics, etc.

In golf, it is the course and the weather. In Bowling it is the condition of the lanes and tha ability of the player to adapt. In Figure Skating it is the whim of the judges and the excecution of the moves on the ice. Same for Gymnastics.
The only intangible is pressure put on a performer by knowing the score of their competetors. But, Theay CANNOT interfere in any physical way to their opponent's scores.

No one playing for the prize, can do ANYTHING to inhibit the other player's performance. They can only concetrate on their own, and make it the best that they can. These are SKILLS, not SPORTS.


There must be an ability for a player to impact the results of the opponent directly. As I said before... Defense.

Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Pool, and thank God... Tennis has this feature.
that has got to be the worst definition of a sport i've ever seen . gymnastics is one of the hardest sports around . pool a sport and gymnastics a skill??

i think you should watch the spelling bee . you might benefit from it :rolleyes:

decemberlove
Jun 7th, 2004, 04:27 AM
I'm going to get my kid in some of those competitions.(when I have a harloo jr.);)

This year's contest was hilarious when the little boy fainted. Then that mean:fiery: lady started yelling at him that he had to hurry up and made him mispell his word.

For anyone else who watched the contest, didn't it seem like the little boy who fainted was given the hardest words of the final 3?:fiery: :mad: :D :)
it def seemed that way . but im sure if they were to really rig it, they would want the other kid to win as his brother had won afore . it makes a better story

but in round 13 or 14 i believe, the kid who fainted was given the word scheherazadian and the white boy was given arete

you should watch spellbound . great movie