There Are No Sports, So ESPN Is Just Showing Really Old Spelling Bees


    Remember sports? Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much all major sports have been canceled.

    As a result, it looks like ESPN is running a little dry on content — because they're showing really old National Spelling Bees.

    By "really old," I mean really old:

    This quarantine must end. ESPN is currently showing the 1997 national spelling bee. Folks. A spelling bee. From 23 years ago. 🤦🏼‍♀️

    In some ways, it's actually pretty gripping content:

    My dad is watching the 1997 National Spelling Bee on ESPN and the power keeps going out and he’s so disappointed every time

    But also a somewhat bleak reminder of the world right now:

    The 1997 National Spelling Bee is on main ESPN right now. This is what it has come to people. The look on her face pretty much sums it up for me😫 😭

    ESPN didn't stop with just the 1997 National Spelling Bee — oh no. They're also showing the 2004 competition.

    And now we move right along to the 2004 Finals of the national #spellingbee on @espn! #BingeTheBee

    "Binge the Bee" indeed.

    And, for good measure, the 2008 National Spelling Bee will also be shown. In total, this will mean an un-bee-lievable seven hours of spelling bee content.

    𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚? Marathon. Today, you can watch the Spelling Bee Marathon on ESPN starting at noon ET. #BingeTheBee🐝

    Spoiler alert: Apparently a kid in the 2008 National Spelling Bee mistook "numnah" for "numbnut," so that'll be fun.

    The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an annual competition, so who knows why 1997, 2004, and 2008 made the cut for ESPN? All I know is one thing: We really need sports back soon.

    ESPN is really airing the 2004 National Spelling Bee rn...bring back sports man 😫