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Big Mac Blog Sports Science: Spelling Bee

In this latest edition of the Big Mac Blog Sports Science, we research the critical component for athletes, and professional dancers - spelling.
In this latest edition of the Big Mac Blog Sports Science, we research the critical component for athletes, and professional dancers - spelling. Star-Telegram

For decades coaches such as Lombardi, Torre, Parcells to Riley have struggled to find players who could play well and spell at the same time. It’s a precious combination. People often forget that NBA legend Larry Bird was a four-time Spelling Bee champion in his hometown of French Lick, Indiana.

One of the most over-looked elements of player performance and player analysis is the ability to spell correctly.

Actually ... that’s a lie. None of the above is true.

In the latest edition of The Big Mac Blog Sports Science, athletes - as well as a professional dancer - are put to the test with words from Spelling Bee competitions.

Mac Engel, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @macengelprof

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