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Desmond Howard Getting Ripped On Twitter After National Champion Pick Stanford's Loss To Northwestern

Evander Holyfield on College GameDay.

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Update: Howard has responded, good-naturedly, via Twitter. 

">September 5, 2015

Earlier: Last Saturday, ESPN's College GameDay analysts made some controversial conference champion and College Football Playoff picks, but no one came close to Desmond Howard's prediction of Stanford winning a national championship. Even with that pick being bizarre, most would probably have taken Stanford to at least open 2-0 heading into the USC game. Instead, the Cardinal laid an egg up in Evanston against middling Big Ten squad Northwestern.

As expected, Howard is being ripped on Twitter.

">@desmondhoward for picking Stanford as national champs

— Posa (@insp3ct0rb4c0n1) September 5, 2015

...and laugh they did.

">@DesmondHoward after picking #Stanford to win the national championshp pic.twitter.com/1NSFuJwno9

— Alex Shoemaker (@MrAlexShoemaker) September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward off of any sports network

— Daniel Pitt (@DPitt_13)

Can I get a petition up to get @DesmondHoward off of any sports network

— Daniel Pitt?? (@DPitt_13) September 5, 2015

">September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward great call Stanford winning the #Pac12. They look GREAT!

— Josh Child (@JLA1006)

@DesmondHoward great call Stanford winning the #Pac12. They look GREAT!

— Josh Child (@JLA1006) September 5, 2015

">September 5, 2015

">@KirkHerbstreit do you have any idea what

My pick for national champs, Stanford, just took pressure off of me for the rest of the season. Thanks Cardinal. #WellPlanned

— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward saw in

Hey @KirkHerbstreit do you have any idea what @DesmondHoward saw in @StanfordFball ?? This is maybe a 7-5 team.

— Steve Zagar (@webzagar) September 5, 2015

">@StanfordFball ?? This is maybe a 7-5 team.

— Steve Zagar (@SteveZagline) September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward

— (@TheAstrosAU) September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward , paid to analyze CFB, actually studied Stanford and picked them to win the title this year. Wow, what a talent @espn

— Mike Keating (@michaeljkeating) September 5, 2015

">@desmondhoward is the worst analyst of all time, he picked Stanford to win the CFP. Such a buffoon.

— Shawn E. (@Thats__G) September 5, 2015

">@desmondhoward is the worst analyst of all time, he picked Stanford to win the CFP. Such a buffoon.

— Shawn E. (@Thats__G) September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward STANDFORD LOOKS GOOD, SOLID PICK BY YOU

— Andrew Mellinger (@SavedByTheMell_)

@DesmondHoward STANDFORD LOOKS GOOD, SOLID PICK BY YOU

— Mell, The Creator (@SavedByTheMell_) September 5, 2015

">September 5, 2015

">@AschoffESPN

@AschoffESPN@CFBHeather@DesmondHoward had them winning the national championship! They actually pay him.

— Michard Rigliore (@EaSyGoEr53) September 5, 2015

">@CFBHeather

My pick for national champs, Stanford, just took pressure off of me for the rest of the season. Thanks Cardinal. #WellPlanned

— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward had them winning the national championship! They actually pay him.

— Shug Day (@EaSyGoEr53)

@AschoffESPN@CFBHeather@DesmondHoward had them winning the national championship! They actually pay him.

— Michard Rigliore (@EaSyGoEr53) September 5, 2015

">September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward Where do I apply to be an "expert" for ESPN?

— Brice Morpeth (@bmorpeth52)

Solid prediction @DesmondHoward Where do I apply to be an "expert" for ESPN?

— Brice Morpeth (@bmorpeth52) September 5, 2015

">September 5, 2015

">@KirkHerbstreit

My pick for national champs, Stanford, just took pressure off of me for the rest of the season. Thanks Cardinal. #WellPlanned

— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward I bet NW to cover as soon as Desmond picked Stanford for NC. Thanks for the $$$ Desmond. Keep it up.

— Jason A. McCumber (@JasonMcCumber)

@KirkHerbstreit@DesmondHoward I bet NW to cover as soon as Desmond picked Stanford for NC. Thanks for the $$$ Desmond. Keep it up.

— Jason A. McCumber (@JasonMcCumber) September 5, 2015

">September 5, 2015

">@DesmondHoward good pick on Stanford winning it all!! #WTD#GoDucks

— tim (@tsfalks12) September 5, 2015

That is a relatively small sampling of the hate he is receiving. Howard has probably received over 100 tweets about it in the last hour. Bold picks are fun, but this might've been a bit too out there, Des.