If Samir Patel isn't at the national spelling bee, is there a bee at all.
I know, existential question.
But ESPN seems to be hanging onto the Colleyville kid who captured hearts but never the spelling title over his five years in competition. Samir's 14 now and looking all grown up. But he's still working hard.
Tune in today to see if a new deluxe model speller will emerge. I know ESPN and ABC will be doing everything they can to help us find the next great spelling hope. Their ratings depend on it.