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Postby Baseballer02 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:10 pm

Don't look now, but on ESPN2 right now is......THE 2004 NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

My God the horror.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:23 pm

Challenge! :-D
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Postby Madison » Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:52 pm

Triple word score! :-B

Roflmao! :-b
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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:43 pm

Did you guys here about the big "offensive" event that occured at a ESPN televised Scrabble event? Seriously, something happened during a televised Scrabble event that not only offended some, but it actually changed the game.
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Postby Madison » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:26 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Did you guys here about the big "offensive" event that occured at a ESPN televised Scrabble event? Seriously, something happened during a televised Scrabble event that not only offended some, but it actually changed the game.


I'm sure I'll regret this :*)

but what happened?
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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:53 pm

Normally, during Scrabble competitive events, any word is allowed to be played as long as it's in the approved dictionary. I'm sure you can think of a pile of words that would offend people but also appear in dictionaries.

However, this rule is amended for television. Well, apparently one guy forgot that and played "Les," as in, short for lesbian. The judges didn't notice it at first, so the play proceeded. The next turn someone noticed, and they stopped play to decided that the word should not have been allowed. They forced the gentleman to return his three new pieces, take back the word, and to replay as though it had never happened.

Un-frickin'-believable...
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Postby Madison » Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:15 pm

Haha! Too funny. Lol. :-b

Crazy as this is, I actually watched Scrabble on ESPN a few months ago and I don't think anyone used a 3 letter word the entire time. 8-o
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Postby Rico The Retard » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:30 pm

those guys are my idols
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"Hey honey, ya think KFC's still open"-Will Ferrell

Mark my words: Oliver Perez will be 2005 NL Cy Young Winner
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm

Has anyone read "Word Freak" by Stean Fatsis? It's about the world of competitive scrabble, and it's weird. The guys that play the game are just nuts - they study bizzare words 12-14 hours a day in the hopes of being the best. If they are the best in the world, they might average around 50-60 grand a year.

Flip through it next time you're at the bookstore. It's hilarious.
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Postby so0perspam » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:10 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:those guys are my idols


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