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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:38 am

8 co-champions. I view this as a failure from Scrips. Find tougher words. Good job by the spellers but just hope when they announced it, the fans started "Let Them Spell! Let them Spell!"
http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/268 ... -8-way-tie

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Post by mister d » Fri May 31, 2019 7:24 am

I saw the last two or three rounds and would have gotten one (1) without blind guessing.
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Dude got a handjob like thousands of old dudes do every day. Big whoop.

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Post by EdRomero » Fri May 31, 2019 7:40 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:38 am
8 co-champions. I view this as a failure from Scrips. Find tougher words. Good job by the spellers but just hope when they announced it, the fans started "Let Them Spell! Let them Spell!"
http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/268 ... -8-way-tie
how do they find tougher words? They've added geographical places and expanded the word list; these kids are just incredible. Maybe if they give them less time and I don't like that they are allowed to confirm meanings of parts of the word

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri May 31, 2019 7:42 am

EdRomero wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:40 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:38 am
8 co-champions. I view this as a failure from Scrips. Find tougher words. Good job by the spellers but just hope when they announced it, the fans started "Let Them Spell! Let them Spell!"
http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/268 ... -8-way-tie
how do they find tougher words? They've added geographical places and expanded the word list; these kids are just incredible. Maybe if they give them less time and I don't like that they are allowed to confirm meanings of parts of the word
Head to head knock spelling for the tie breaker. One word, person who spells the fastest moves on. Either type it into an app or old school game show sound proof booths.

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Re: The Not Spelling Like wlu thread

Post by Ryan » Fri May 31, 2019 7:47 am

"You know what this children's competition needs? Less winners."

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri May 31, 2019 8:23 am

Ryan wrote:
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"You know what this children's competition needs? Less winners."
And more media coverage. Don't see LLWS ending in ties.

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Post by mister d » Fri May 31, 2019 8:28 am

I don't know if you watched, but if you did and were rooting for any of those eight to miss their last word, there's something weird (wierd) with your brain.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri May 31, 2019 8:59 am

mister d wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:28 am
I don't know if you watched, but if you did and were rooting for any of those eight to miss their last word, there's something weird (wierd) with your brain.
I did not. I am honestly conflicted about this event (and televised youth sports too). Competing for the joy of competing is fantastic. Finding something your are passionate about and trying to be the best is great. However, at what age is it okay to start with the heavy media coverage. Some of this is because of the overbearing parents pushing their kids to study study study. Some of this is the TV networks making a buck off of middle schoolers and elementary schoolers. Maybe it was watching the very good documentary a few years ago (no not the Jason Bateman movie...which I also enjoyed).

But if you are going to have a championship, compete...if you want to make everyone feel good...Jamboree spelling events.

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Post by A_B » Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 am

Duke's working the knob! Flush it all

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Re: The Not Spelling Like wlu thread

Post by mister d » Fri May 31, 2019 9:22 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:59 am
But if you are going to have a championship, compete...if you want to make everyone feel good...Jamboree spelling events.
Like someone said above, it wasn't because the words were too easy, its because these kids weren't going to miss. It wouldn't have ended.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri May 31, 2019 10:02 am

Ryan wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:47 am
"You know what this children's competition needs? Less winners."
This.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:02 am

Broken bee? Spelling experts say tougher words are out there
https://wtop.com/national/2019/05/broke ... out-there/

1-professional coaches (coached 3 of the 8 champs)
2-$600 dollar subscription database of words

But it is about the kids.

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Re: The Not Spelling Like wlu thread

Post by sancarlos » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:53 am

“Donald Trump probably” wrote:Looks like a group of terrorists!
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"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

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Re: The Not Spelling Like wlu thread

Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:27 am

sancarlos wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:53 am
“Donald Trump probably” wrote:Looks like a group of terrorists!
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Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 am
If Fox News was broadcasting it, that Erin kid would have got words such as "fish" and "toes."
"Pruitt is an outstanding representative of the team. The fans love him."

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