How did a man who started at ESPN in 1987 as a freelance researcher become a cult favorite and television star nearly 20 years later?
After working behind the scenes on the ESPN trivia show 2 Minute Drill in the early 2000s, Howie Schwab walked into Mark Shapiro's Bristol office and was told he was going to be the star of ESPN's next game show - Stump The Schwab.
"Are you [bleepin] serious?" was Schwab's first reaction to the ESPN Senior Vice President.
After a successful run of four seasons, 64 wins and 16 losses, Howie Schwab, ESPN researcher became known as The Schwab, sports trivia guru.
"I'm very happy that people respected the show and enjoyed the show. I never thought of myself as a cult hero or a TV person," Schwab said Tuesday. "I've worked behind the scenes for 26 years. My whole thing about doing TV is having fun, I just enjoy myself."no comments