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D.C. Sports Bog Archive: Weirdness

Shaq at the Spelling Bee

(By Jacquelyn Martin - AP) So at the end of Friday afternoon's Scripps National Spelling Bee session -- with controversy swirling -- Shaquille O'Neal entered the Independence Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt to much applause. He took the stage, and, after some pitter-patter, announced that he was challenging last...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 4, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Controversy at the Spelling Bee

(By Jacquelyn Martin - AP) Not a good week for sports judges. I'm going to try to lay this out as clearly as possible. Round Six of the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee began with 19 contestants, one of whom had been reinstated after a previous judging controversy. Between...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 4, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Spelling Bee semifinals, live

Semi-finalist Esther Park, of Arkansas. (By Ricky Carioti - TWP) Live updates of the Friday morning Spelling Bee semifinals. The championship round arrives Friday night on ABC. For a primer on what you need to know, see here. 14:37: Ok, some of my outrage was misplaced. The sixth rounders...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 4, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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A 2010 Spelling Bee Primer

Scene from Thursday's action. (By Ricky Carioti - TWP) Thursday at the Grand Hyatt, the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee completed the preliminary rounds, advancing 48 of the 273 participants into Friday's semifinals. Those semifinalists will be whittled down further during elimination rounds Friday morning on ESPN, yielding somewhere...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 4, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Cool kids at the Spelling Bee

Rozlyn Ocab, Jared Urbina, Zachary Ocab, Bianca James and Julianna Canabal-Rodriguez. As with many stereotypes, the stereotype of the typical Spelling Bee champ has a certain element of truth. Many of the male competitors, it's true, wear khaki pants pulled up to armpit level. Many wear oversized spectacles. A...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 3, 2010; 7:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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I interviewed the White House party crashers

I don't want to oversell things, but there's a chance the above video might be the only one in the world featuring a member of Journey, John Walsh, the White House party crashers and former Skins offensive coordinator Al Saunders. It has something to do with polo. All I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 30, 2009; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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