There's excitement in the air. This nerd's favorite annual sporting event*, the Scripps National Spelling Bee, starts today. Thirteen year old Samir Patel is an early favorite to take top prize.
Don't forget to start coughing around your co-workers today so you can call in sick tomorrow and watch the semifinals live on ESPN between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., then tune back in for the finals from 8 to 10 p.m.
* It's a sport because it's on ESPN. That's the litmus test, right?