What a fun idea! ESPN should televise a National Tax Bee, a la the annual National Spelling Bee broadcast.
That's the suggestion of Mary O'Keeffe, who blogs at Bed buffaloes in your tax code.
"The popular stereotype of a tax professional paints them as bland and boring, robotic and devoid of personality," writes Mary. "Reading tax pro blogs has certainly convinced me otherwise."
As tax pros worthy of our television attention, Mary proposes a lineup of Robert D Flach, who blogs as The Wandering Tax Pro; Kelly Erb, aka the blogosphere's taxgirl; and The Tax Lawyer's Blog author Peter Pappas.
But there are tons of additional potential Tax Bee contestants.
Don't forget about all the Twittering tax types such as @bruce_taxguy and tweeting CPAs @taxman45, @OmahaCPA, @EDavisCPA, @CPA_Trendlines and @numbersnerd.
And definitely making the team are Tax Mama, the TaxProf and, of course, Ms. O'Keeffe herself.
With such a long list of names, I feel like I'm giving an awards ceremony acceptance speech. And you know what that means: I've left out some very important tax folks who should be a part of the tax fun.
So please help ensure that every tax geek is part of the competition, since I'm sure ESPN has heeded Mary's programming note and a National Tax Bee will definitely be on its schedule next April.
Bee image courtesty feltfantasia.com