Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic: The Finals
Even though this is the fourth straight year of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, this season has been the most vulnerable either team has looked since their first meeting in 2015. All it took was the Houston Rockets shooting historically bad from three and the Boston Celtics missing two All-Stars.
How many games of this series will you watch? I’ll probably tune into Game One and then just casually follow along as we see the Warriors sweep the Cavs and win their third title in four years.
Tonight’s (off) topic: Scripp’s National Spelling Bee
Spellers from across the country and around the world will inspire and amaze on ESPN channels this week. The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee will begin with Round Two tomorrow morning at 9:15 a.m. on the ESPN App! #spellingbee pic.twitter.com/OoF9ySsqKy— NationalSpellingBee (@ScrippsBee) May 28, 2018
I love the spelling bee. This is appointment viewing for me. In middle school I finished 7th in the Chicagoland Regional and still have the certificate from the The Chicago Tribune somewhere at my parents’ house.
My favorite Bee moment has to be back in 2001 when the winning word was “succedaneum” (sux-ah-day-nee-um) only for the fact that I was nine years old and getting away with saying the words “sucks.”
The winning word last year was “marocain” and last year’s Bee snapped a three Bee streak of joint champions.
You can take last year’s preliminary test right here and see how well you can spell.
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