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Old 01-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #20501
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The Schwab was a douche, but he had to be - who is going to know that much about anything without being a douche? What's insane about the Schwab's sports knowledge was that he had no real weak spots. He would get questions wrong, but it wasn't like he had a subject that he would just have to punt on.
but weren't the categories usually like:

1. NFL
2. NBA
3. MLB
4. NCAAF

then the odd NCAAB, Golf, Tennis, or something thrown in? and the questions for the fringe sports were like way easier than for the "majors"?

but yeah, he knew a [censored] ton of random sports crap, assuming that the show was legit.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #20502
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Definitely legit. There are people out there like him. He's rare but it's not like he was unimaginably smart or anything. What I found most impressive was not only did he know the answers but was able to recall really obscure names with a clock on him. Plenty of times where I "knew" an answer but couldn't pull the name up in time then he'd answer and I was like "yeah - that guy". But that's much harder to just recall on the spot with a clock on you.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #20503
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72off: also the olympics, and WNBA, and the NHL wasn't completely ignored either. the fringe sports questions were easier, but he was probably better at them than he was on regular sports questions.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:25 PM   #20504
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There was quite a bit more non-NBA/NFL/MLB than you remember I think. And I don't remember him ever missing a tennis question
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:25 PM   #20505
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If you have friends you do something other than memorizing sports trivia.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #20506
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:38 PM   #20507
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stump the schwab was the greatest show ever
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:47 PM   #20508
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how do you stump the schwab?

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Old 01-09-2012, 11:48 PM   #20509
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schwab was great


also phb needs to be in crossover 3
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:17 AM   #20510
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when's crossover 3
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #20511
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end of feb would be a good time, dont want to play during the playoffs and HP4 starts early february which will get 100 players in pog
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #20512
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Yeah schuab knew questions from random sports, but even his encyclopedia knowledge of just the top three sports and college football and basketball was insane. Usually people know about two sports really well.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:36 AM   #20513
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Yeah schuab knew questions from random sports, but even his encyclopedia knowledge of just the top three sports and college football and basketball was insane. Usually people know about two sports really well.
Good bootleg, too

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:30 AM   #20514
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Bayless should never be on anyone's "worst" list. Him and Woody Paige are the best in the business.
Tony Reali is pretty cool too. Ditka is also dope, because he's brain dead.

michael smith, hugh douglas and everyone else on espn sucks.

and people actually like svp? seriously?
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #20515
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michael smith sucks.

and people actually like svp? seriously?
wtf is this ****
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #20516
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both of those posts explain a lot
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:39 AM   #20517
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have you ever seen someone be more wrong (on a consistent basis) than michael smith? (from espn)

and i couldn't listen to svp's radio show (partly bc of russilo)

Edit: eric mangini called smith out for being wrong so often today too lol
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:41 AM   #20518
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Michael Smith is a caricature of what he used to be, unfortunately. He was good when he was just on ATH but now that he's a paid personality its like he has to go overboard and say outrageous stuff. So he's not "terrible" but isn't good either, i'll give you that
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:43 AM   #20519
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If I'm watching/listening to the ESPN guys, it's almost always on as background. I have basically no idea on any of those guys.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #20520
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ESPN obviously actively coaches their personalities to say outrageous and extreme stuff. Every single person I can think of who I knew before and after ESPN gave them run got far more extreme the more run ESPN gave them.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #20521
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i did enjoy smiff when he was first started to appear on espn. thought his opinions were actually refreshing for that network. i would prefer to only see him on ath now, where he's somewhat good.

he got carried away on nnl, and has gone overboard, as you say. i used to dvr that show when it came out, now i rarely watch it. they got away from the numbers game, and started the "whoever says the most obnoxious stuff wins" game.

ya, good point clark. does anyone remember a show mike lupica had on espn? i seen something online about it, but don't remember seeing it. and im glad i didnt. he just tries way too hard.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:52 AM   #20522
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You know who used to be really reasonable and insightful? Stephen A Smith. Dude was really refreshing when he first came up, I think on CNN then FOX IIRC. Then ESPN decided to try and create a star out of him and he turned into a joke.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:52 AM   #20523
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@ everyone here:

2+2ers like to say ESPN is bad and they never watch it, but im not stretching when i say ESPN likely accounts for 90%+ of the non-in-game sports TV time of this board, right?
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:54 AM   #20524
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@ everyone here:

2+2ers like to say ESPN is bad and they never watch it, but im not stretching when i say ESPN likely accounts for 90%+ of the non-in-game sports TV time of this board, right?
what other option is there?
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:56 AM   #20525
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obv karak. theres really no competition. for nba, you watch nbatv, nhl etc. but for everything in one place, theres only espn. and it's not wrong for everyone to state how bad the espn personalities are. its true.

ya clark, i liked SAS too. especially the quite frankly show. i cant believe its been like 8+ years since it was canceled.
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