Mon. Jan 25th, 2021

Zoom Game

Katie Nolan Revives Celebrity Zoom Challenge For National Championship

Manuel was the first to get someone to join, bringing Marquise Goodwin to the call. Taylor secured TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley.

Ahead of last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game, ESPN’s Katie Nolan challenged her colleagues to see who could get the most famous person they knew to join a Zoom call.

Nolan first came up with the idea and executed the contest last April when the coronavirus pandemic first forced everyone to stay home and communicate via Zoom.

Mike Golic Jr., EJ Manuel, Laura Rutledge and Maria Taylor were the initial competitors, but they quickly sent out the link to the chat to other well-known names.

Manuel was the first to get someone to join, bringing Marquise Goodwin to the call. Taylor secured TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley.

Harry Douglas joined, showing off his cooking skills while making fried chicken. Other names included past and present NFL stars Emmanuel Acho, Sony Michel, Christian Wilkins, and Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart joined, representing college football coaches. They even got Chris Harrison, host of ABCs “The Bachelor,” to join.

While there was no definite winner, the game was competitive and everyone involved seemed to enjoy the challenge.

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