Ethan Miller/Getty Images Mike Krzyzewski

Sure, those sharp young competitors in the National Spelling Bee have to tackle words like cymotrichous, esquamulose and xanthosis.

But what about sportswriters who have had to cover the likes of Mike Krzyzewski, Mark Teixeira, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Maybe the spelling bee can add a special category sports names. Here are some possibilities:

Mike Krzyzewski

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Remember this classic spoof of a popular beer commercial from the 90s? Compare it to the original.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

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As they said on The Honeymooners ...

Ralph: I'll spell it. ... I'll spell it.
Alice: Well? Go ahead.
Ralph: I'll spell it. I'll spell it when you give me $16,000 for spelling it.
Alice: 16,000 for spelling it? I'll give you 32,000 if you can say it.

Noah Syndergaard

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The original Noah had pairs of animals on his ark. This Noah has a pair of a's in his last name.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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With 14 letters, Saltalamacchia holds MLB record for longest last name.

Mark Teixeira

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Notable exception to the old "i before e" rule.

Shayne Gostisbehere

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When you see a hockey player with a name like this, you might not figure he's from the suburbs of Miami.

Ndamukong Suh

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Here's another one that can trip up broadcasters too.

Wally Szczerbiak

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His dad, Walter, had a short run in the ABA, then became a star with Real Madrid.

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila

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His brother Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, who also played in the NFL, is a broadcaster on "American Ninja Warrior."

Miikka Kiprusoff

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The sequence of double-i immediately followed by double-k is usually double trouble.

Steve Wojciechowski

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Wojo is among those who have played and coached in the NCAA tournament.

Tshimanga (Tim) Biakabutuka

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He's also the answer to this trivia question: Who was the first NFL player to be born in Zaire?

Reijo Ruotsalainen

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Spelling his name might be easier than naming all the teams (NHL and Europe) he played on -- in sequence.

Agnieszka Radwanska

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The tennis star is among the athletes to pose nude for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue.

Nnamdi Asomugha

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He might be better known these days as Kerry Washington's husband.

Adeiny Hechavarria

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Marlins shortstop defected from Cuba in 2009.

Dustin Byfuglien

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He has been a defenseman and a winger, and he helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010.

Novak Djokovic

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Ah, the silent D.

Osi Umenyiora

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His parents were from Nigeria. He was born in London. And he won two Super Bowls with the Giants.

Mark Grudzielanek

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Infielder played for six teams during 15-year MLB career.

Ilya Bryzgalov

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His middle name is Nikolayevich.

Daisuke Matsuzaka

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His nickname of Dice K prompted some linguistic connections to Andrew Dice Clay.

Manu Tuiasosopo

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Full name is Manu'ula Asovalu Tuiasosopo.

Brandon Manumaleuna

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And his dad, Frank Manumaleuga, was a linebacker for the Chiefs.

Nino Niederreiter

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Not terribly original, how cool is it that his nickname is El Nino?

Ifeadi Odenigbo

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The full first name of the former Northwestern pass-rusher drafted by Minnesota is Ifeadikachakwu.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

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T.J. is short for Touraj.

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