In honor of the National Spelling Bee (which really ought to be a federal holiday), The Wall Street Journal has compiled a ranking of the athletes (and one Polish-Catholic coach) whose names are most commonly misspelled in print and online articles. You will probably guess No. 1.
When you're watching the spelling bee, do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that some of the kids simply memorized the dictionary?
South. S-O-O-U-T-H. South.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee, which alongside poker, cheerleading, and hot dog eating constitute the E for Entertainment in ESPN, featured an actual sports word in the third preliminary round of its competition today in Washington, D.C. as "sabermetrics" made its appearance.
The powers that be at Sports Illustrated like to put out regional covers for certain special issues, the NCAA Tournament preview being one such example. It's a nice thing to do because it allows several different college players to appear on the cover of sport's most iconic magazine who might not normally receive…