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Howard "Howie" Schwab is best-known as the sports trivia expert and final adversary on ESPN's Stump the Schwab. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In the 1980s, Schwab served as the editor-in-chief of College & Pro Football News Weekly. His career with ESPN began in 1987, when he signed as a freelance researcher, and was subsequently promoted to full-time duties. By 1995, he was the coordinating producer for the network's website, ESPN.com. Since 1998, Schwab has served as a coordinating producer for ESPN studio production, which entails duties on programs such as SportsCenter. Schwab also serves as the resident Couch Potato on ESPN's First Take, on which he discusses the top sports television programming each weekend. Schwab rates the TV lineups of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on a 1-5 bags of chips rating system. Schwab also appears with Merril Hoge and Matthew Berry (The Talented Mr. Roto) on ESPNEWS' Sunday Fantasy Insider. Nicknamed "The Sultan of Sports Trivia", Schwab often wears sports jerseys when appearing on his namesake program. Schwab is a graduate of St. John's University, who retired a basketball jersey with his name, despite the fact that he did not participate in athletics while attending the school. Originally from Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, he is an avid Yankees, Giants, and Hartford Whalers (now known as the Carolina Hurricanes) fan. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Cold Pizza is a television morning sports talk show that airs weekday mornings on ESPN2. ... St. ... Baldwin is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


External links

  • Stump the Schwab at ESPN.com

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Stump the Schwab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (914 words)
The show premiered in 2004, and features three contestants trying to stump a man named Howie Schwab, who is the first--and only--statistician ESPN has ever had.
If their "Schwab Showdown" score was good enough (whether or not they "Stumped the Schwab"), then they would be invited back to participate in a tournament, where the grand prize would be a job working alongside "The Schwab" in the research room at ESPN, or tickets for two to five major sports championships.
In an episode that aired on May 24, 2005, "The Schwab" struck out for the very first time in the show's history, losing to a senior at Johns Hopkins University (Schwab, by the way, is an alumnus of St.
Who Dares Challenge the Nerd King's Crown? - New York Times (538 words)
Schwab, who is a coordinating producer for ESPN, the contestants on the show look like Harvard M.B.A.'s: their suits well-pressed and creased, their hair groomed just so.
Schwab is an anomaly among ESPN's stable of fast-talking sportscasters and analysts, many of whom pride themselves on their mastery of glib sound bites and pop-cultural catch phrases.
Howie Schwab, on the other hand, is an unkempt and socially awkward sports freak who visibly bristles when he gets the answer wrong, his face invariably scrunched in an ungainly grimace.
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