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Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

It's K-R-Z-Y-Z-E-W-S-K-I, and no, I did not look it up

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Covering college hoops for five years taught me to write Krzyzewski without looking up the spelling. Same goes for 10 years on the football beat, which solved the Schottenheimer and Roethlisberger problems.

To give everyone else a chance, though, I do not plan to sign up for Wednesday's "Sports Spelling Bee" at the ESPN Zone in Times Square (and others around the nation).

The event, scheduled for 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., is a promotion tied to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be shown on ESPN and ABC later this week.

Alas, for this event finalists do not get to be interviewed by Erin Andrews.

Up to 50 contestants (age 21 or over) will be accepted for the single elimination event that will quiz competitors on local and national sports figures.

Contestants only are allowed to ask what team the person is associated with, not to have the name included in a sentence.

Walk-up entrants will be accepted as space permits, or register by e-mailing your name, address, phone number, year of birth and nearest ESPN Zone to SportsSpellingBee@espnzone.com.

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