ESPN wants you to watch something called the 'Word Cup'

Brooks Peck

Does FIFA have some kind of spelling competition running parallel to the World Cup that includes all the same nations and match-ups? That's what ESPN seemed to be advertising on Saturday with their graphic for the Paraguay-Spain quarterfinal match. A "Word Cup" seems like it would be even more controversial than this year's football tournament what with the constant and often violent debates over whether you spell the word "favorite" with a "u" or not. Or "favorito." Or "Liebling."

Granted, I have no right to mock the spelling mistakes of others. I've probably already misspelled more words than I've typed in this post. But at the very least, ESPN should just be happy they didn't broadcast another sweary journalist on multiple channels. Hooray!

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