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STUMPED! ESPN's Howie Schwab Takes It On the Chin at ESPN the Weekend

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:19 PM, under , , , , ,

Howie Schwab of ESPN is the hero of many sport trivia geeks. He took his love of sport minutia and turned it into a career at ESPN. Many people know this ESPN producer from "Stump the Schwab" show, a show where wannabee Schwabbies take their chance to out-geek him. Usually they lose. Schwab was in Orlando this past weekend for the 2010 edition of "ESPN the Weekend," and an all-star version of his show was part of the schedule.

Tucked away in a theater out of sight of the main "hat stage" at Disney Hollywood Studios, a few "episodes" of the non-televised show were put on for fans. I joined the audience for the "episode" that included Colin Cowherd. In a shock that took place many times that day, Schwab lost! I am not convinced that he did not take a dive since one of the championship round questions was to name Heismann Trophy winners that were also in the NFL Hall of Fame. Not even Schwab offered up O.J. Simpson as an answer!

Here are some photos from the "show" that included Schwab, John Anderson, Cowherd, John Kruk, and Jim Palmer.


The Stage is Set: The 2010 edition of ESPN the Weekend included several All-Star Editions of Stump the Schwab
The Stage is Set: The 2010 ESPN the Weekend included several All-Star Editions
of "Stump the Schwab". Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



ESPN's Howie Schwab sits on the throne during an  All-Star Edition of Stump the Schwab during the 2010 edition of ESPN the Weekend
King of the Hill?: ESPN's Howie Schwab sits on the throne during an
All-Star Edition of "Stump the Schwab" during the 2010
"ESPN the Weekend". Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



ESPN's John Anderson,not Scott Stuart, moderated several All-Star Editions of Stump the Schwab during the 2010 edition of ESPN the Weekend
Not Stuart Scott: ESPN's John Anderson,not Stuart Scott, moderated several All-Star Editions of "Stump the Schwab" during the 2010 "ESPN the Weekend." Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



ESPN's Colin Cowherd, 2nd from left, seems to be in shock that he is only a guest in this All-Star Edition of Stump the Schwab during the 2010 edition of ESPN the Weekend
It;s Not My Show?: ESPN's Colin Cowherd (2nd from left) seems to be in shock that he is only a guest on this All-Star Edition of "Stump the Schwab" during the 2010 "ESPN the Weekend." Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



Jim Palmer, Colin Cowherd, and John Kruk discuss strategy with their partners during an All-Star Stump the Schwab during the 2010 edition of ESPN the Weekend
Pretenders to the Throne?: Jim Palmer, Colin Cowherd, and John Kruk discuss strategy with their partners during an All-Star "Stump the Schwab" during the 2010 "ESPN the Weekend." Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



Jim Palmer and his partner wait to take on Howard Schwab for the championship of the All-Star Stump the Schwab during the 2010 ESPN the Weekend
Bring on the Schwab!: Jim Palmer and his partner wait to take on Howard Schwab for the championship of the All-Star "Stump the Schwab" during the 2010 "ESPN the Weekend." Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



All John Kruk and his partner can do is sit and watch after being knocked out during an All-Star Stump the Schwab
Benched: All John Kruk and his partner can do is sit and watch after being knocked out during an All-Star "Stump the Schwab." Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



Howie Schwab, Jim Palmer, and Palmer's playing partner look at first question of the championship Round of an All-Star Stump the Schwab during the 2010 ESPN the Weekend
Hockey, It Had To Be Hockey: Howie Schwab, Jim Palmer, and Palmer's playing partner look at first question of the championship Round of an All-Star "Stump the Schwab" during the 2010 "ESPN the Weekend." Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



Howie Schwab looks at the screen in agony, unable to close the deal in the championship round of an All-Star Stump the Schwab during the 2010 edition of ESPN the Weekend
The Agony of Defeat: Howie Schwab looks at the screen in agony, unable to close the deal in the championship round of an All-Star "Stump the Schwab" during the 2010 edition of "ESPN the Weekend." Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010



Participants from an All-Star Stump the Schwab at the 2010 ESPN the Weekend mingle on stage after Jim Palmer's team beat Howie Schwab
Post-Game Handshakes: Participants from an All-Star "Stump the Schwab" at the 2010 "ESPN the Weekend" mingle on stage after Jim Palmer's team beat Howie Schwab. Eye on Sports Media/The Cayuga Group, LLC/2010

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