Each May, the Scripps National Spelling Bee lines up shoulder-to-shoulder with the NBA and Major League Baseball on ESPN. For this special week, the world of sports throws a burly arm around the spelling bee and marvels at our young spellers’ performance under pressure.
Today on the Scripps National Spelling Bee podcast, we’re returning the favor by speaking with one of the most loquacious lovers of language in the world of sports: soccer commentator Ray Hudson.
A fromer professional player and coach, Hudson knows the beautiful game inside and out. But what really sets him apart is his seemingly unending supply of quick quips and colorful metaphors.
If you’ve ever heard Ray Hudson call a game, or describe the greatness of Argentina and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, you don’t have to ask why he’s so beloved. Through his passion for the spoken word, Ray Hudson still gets to live in the game of soccer.
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