Video: America's new viral hero, Spelling Bee Kid

A morning palate cleanser as news outlets cope with the Shinseki fallout. Meet Jacob Williamson — numismatist, fantasy football coach, Tim Tebow fan, and very excited participant in the National Spelling Bee. He was the crowd favorite, for reasons that the second clip below (and this BuzzFeed highlight reel) will make clear, and ended up advancing to the finals. He had what every champion needs: Confidence. A little … too much confidence, alas. Consider this a reminder, though, in case any was needed, that in the age of YouTube a runner-up can always steal the show from the winner. Or, in this case, winners.

Per Sean Davis, you may treat this as your metaphor of the day.