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What if the BCS ran the spelling bee?

Posted on: September 7, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: September 7, 2011 3:57 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Sit around, ladies and gentlemen, as I prepare to tell you a story from my youth. You see, when I was in the sixth grade, I was my school's sixth grade spelling bee champion. Looking back on it now, it just wasn't an accomplishment that I was ready for at the time. The fame, money and women were just too much for an innocent 11-year old like me to handle.

The notoriety went to my head, and instead of preparing for the district spelling bee, I rested on my laurels. Who needs to prepare when you have the talent that I had? Unfortunately, this attitude is what led me to misspell the word "coincidence" toward the end of the district spelling be. I spelled it "coincedence," and the rest is just a blur of what could have been.

I could have been a champion that day, but instead I fell to the wayside with all the other also-rans. I'm still haunted to this day, often waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat screaming "IT'S C-I-D YOU FOOL!! C-I-D!!"

Hopefully one day I'll be able to get over it, but I can't be sure. It's just unfortunate for me that the imaginary scenario that Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician thought up is just that: imaginary. Oh the glory I could have achieved if only the BCS ran the spelling bee.

If only it had been me destroying that poor little girl's faith in humanity!

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 6:53 pm

What if the BCS ran the spelling bee?

Hilarious!  Even more so because it's true.

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