Some kid spelled some word last night, and if you have any interest in this crap at all, check out everything that Dan Steinberg's blogged about on location for D.C. Sports Bog. Probably the best thing about the bee that I've read is this post, in which one competitor, a sixth-grade girl, calls the bee "pleasantly insignificant."
And that about sums it up. Listen, I'm all for empowering young dorks. I look forward to a day when we can harness their brain activity to power our cars. My problem is that the spelling bee somehow gets lumped into sports coverage, which is bullshit. If spelling were a sport, I would have lost my virginity in the seventh grade. ESPN can suck a big summer sausage for the re-classification of children spelling obscure words as "sport."
In other bee news, colony collapse disorder, a mystery that continues to baffle scientists, is wiping out the honeybee population and will slowly cripple our food supply, ending life on Earth as we know it. Weeeee! Enjoy your weekend!
(Yeah, I know: you don't like the picture. Here's the one the assistant editor would have used)