While two pivotal playoff games were coming down to the wire, the collective sports world kept an eager eye on the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga were declared co-champions.
The excitement started when the two went back-and-forth in the championship round with Janga missing out on a pair of opportunities to take the title.
This spelling bee is fire.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 27, 2016
Thunder-Warriors, Stanley Cup Playoffs AND this Spelling Bee... I am not leaving this couch.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 27, 2016
People live tweeting a spelling bee is what Twitter was made for— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) May 27, 2016
This #spellingbee was unreal! Those kids were awesome. 👍👍— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) May 27, 2016
In the end, Janga, who is from Texas, spelled "gesellschaft" correctly and celebrated the tie by throwing up the "X," the celebration of Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
This caught Bryant's eye.