When it comes to handicapping the Spelling Bee, I'm one of the best in the world and I can easily show my work. In 2006, I picked eight spellers who could win and the winner Katherine Close was among my picks.
In 2007, I gave you a Top 10 and the winner Evan O'Dorney was among those. And last year, I did it again with Sameer Mishra (even though I only picked my Top 5). So here goes for four in a row. To up the stakes, I'm taking four kids this time and I'm guaranteeing that one of them will be your champion come Thursday night.