A quick excerpt….
A lot of game shows come off as cheesy, Stump The Schwab didn’t, what makes a sports game show work?
Well that’s an interesting question. I think the people behind the scenes really made it work. They were very creative. Tiffany Trigg our executive producer and the writers and the researchers I think they really did a great job trying to make it interesting, make it different. I think that the format was really good. It was a lot of fun. I thought it was fun for fans to watch, I thought it was fun for the competitors, and it was certainly fun for me, I enjoyed it. I thought it worked because it was different. A lot of aspects of it were different, the competitors were really good. Especially the last year. As the show evolved I felt that people got better and better and made it a lot tougher on me.
What I thought was so cool about the show was that you were so different. How close is the personality you exhibited on the show to your actual self?
I am a very competitive person, so when in competition mode, I am very competitive, and I am sometimes tough on myself. There were a couple of times I got frustrated, but for the most part I stayed calm and just tried to have fun with it. When I was first told they were going to do the show (besides saying are you bleeping kidding me?) I said, hey if I win I win, and if I lose I lose, I am just not going to put pressure on myself. The very first week we were going to do the show, I brought down all these guides and sports almanacs that I wanted to read through and then after twenty minutes I said, “What am I doing? Why am I doing this? If I know it, I know it, if I don’t, I don’t. We’ll have fun with it and see how it goes.”