Stump the Schwab

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Monday 7:30 PM on ESPN Premiered Jul 01, 2004 In Season

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Stump the Schwab

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Welcome to the Stump the Schwab guide at TV.com. Basketball had Michael. Hockey had The Great One. Baseball had The Babe. Sports trivia has … The Schwab. For years The Schwab has toiled in the bowels of our Bristol campus, as ESPN's first, and best, fact researcher. His wealth of sports knowledge is unmatched, his handle on sports stats unparalleled. Almost any stat you hear dropped by Vitale, Berman, Joe Morgan or any other ESPN personality almost certainly came from the The Schwab. No one knows more sports trivia than The Schwab. Or do they? With ESPN's new game show, Stump the Schwab, hosted by Stuart Scott, that's what we intend to find out. This summer, we went to New York City to test hundreds of applicants, grilling them on their sports knowledge. Some were in way over their heads, others could hold their own, but we only found 12 contestants that we thought could possibly hang with The Schwab. On Friday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, these 12 contestants will go head to head against each other – testing their sports trivia knowledge. Week by week, the numbers will be whittled down until there is one contestant remaining. The last contestant standing will receive a dream ticket package to various major sporting events and the chance to lock horns with The Schwab in the final episode. If someone is good enough to beat The Schwab, he or she will be rewarded with a job at ESPN. Woodbridge, Virginia attorney Curt Spear won the first season of the show and won a sports ticket package.moreless

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AIRED ON 1/1/2008

Season 4 : Episode 20

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  • Contestants vie to beat the Sultan of Sports Trivia, the Schwab, as Stuart Scott hosts.

    7.9
    "Stump the Schwab" is a fantastic show for the same reason any trivia show is: the questions. After all, no matter what gimmick you try to throw onto a trivia show, it always comes down to the quality of the questions. The questions on "Stump the Schwab" are well-written, fair, and show a wide variety of subjects within the sporting world. That having been said, the gimmick used in the show works. The Schwab is an absolutely dominant figure in sports trivia, and just like in anything else, it is fun to watch the greaest perform. This is a fun way to waste a half-an-hour and a great conversation piece to watch with friends.moreless
  • Sure, who wouldn't want to see the same person do the same thing all the time?

    1.0
    There's this guy who works at the network. And he looks up all our stuff for us. Let's have him look and dress like a pubescent teen who doesn't clean his room. And let's have him answer trivia questions against people who have no way of knowing as much stuff as he does.



    It'll be as much fun as crushing ants with a hammer!



    Really. It says a lot that the idea of having its own in-house researcher be the one and only permamenent panelist on a trivia show didn't set off alarm bells in the ESPN concept department the minute this feat of stupidity was written down. Hello, 1950s quiz show scandals, anyone? Conflict of interest? Anybody?... Ah, it's no use.



    Since they will never displace him from the show, what on Earth is the point in the first place?



    Anything more boring and obnoxious than this might actually destroy space and time.moreless
  • It's my new show to watch.

    9.3
    What a great idea. This show is unoriginal and very fun to watch. Stuart Scott and the Schwab are a great and hilarious team. The show starts off with leading off. I think this is a very neat little game. You can learn a lot in very little time if you watch this game on the show. Then afterwards voting one of then playing another one and voting another off leaving one left. Afterwards the Schwab then plays hard to try to beat the last contestant left. Stu Scott does a great job hosting the show, in my opinion. All I can say is this show is my new show to watch.moreless
  • I find it very enjoyable watching people try to stump the schwab

    10
    It is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very good showmoreless
  • Sports+Gameshow=

    8.5
    This is a great show. I watched it a few times on ESPN, and that Schwab is amazing. Sports are like his life. It's amazing how he can get all those questions about all those different types of sports. I very rarely have seen him beat, but it has been done, and I've seen it before. Either way this show is a nice addition to the ESPN line-up of shows.
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