Awhile back I wrote about the Metroplex's Curse of Overconfidence. Looks like it struck little Samir Patel of Colleyville yesterday at the National Spelling Bee. He couldn't have been a bigger pre-game favorite, and he, well, you saw what happened. It's C-L-E-V-I-S!!!!!
Samir joins the Mavs, fumble fingers Romo and the 'Boys, the Stars, the dead-last Rangers and ... oh, must I go on? When will the dark clouds lift!?
Meanwhile, the Bee went on without Samir and 13-year-old Evan O'Dorney of Danville, Calif., won. The worst part is, he doesn't even like spelling, which must sting for Samir, who poured the last five of his 13 young years into that endeavor.
Evan, who is home-schooled (good thing because he would be in for a steady diet of stolen lunch money at public school), would rather do math or play music. He only spells because, well, the rest of us are idiots.