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  • HOMETOWN: Arlington Heights, IL
  • HIGH SCHOOL: Rolling Meadows (Home to famous celebrities: Gary Cole of Office Space fame, Jimmy Garoppolo – 2014 2nd round pick of the New England Patriots, and some co-host of the Bstraw & PaulyG Show at SportsRadio 610 in Houston, TX)
  • COLLEGE: Ole Miss
  • HOW LONG AT SPORTSRADIO 610: Since July 2010
  • HOW LONG IN RADIO: Since 2004
  • COOLEST PERSON AT SR610: Three-way tie between Sarah Frazier, Ryan McCredden and Laura Reynolds (sufficient sucking up to the bosses?)
  • FAVORITE INTERVIEWS: Ted Turner, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Dan LeBatard and Gary Danielson
  • PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Host of The Grove Report, regionally syndicated show The Sports Tap, WNSP in Mobile, AL, WJOX in Birmingham, AL
  • TEAMS FOLLOWED: Ole Miss Rebels, Chicago: Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks & White Sox, and of course Texans, Rockets & Astros
    • Texas-USC & Texas-Alabama BCS Title Games
    • 1992 NBA Finals Game 2 (Bulls-Lakers)
    • 1995 Atlanta Braves World Series clinching victory
    • 1996 Atlanta Olympics
    • 2003 Ole Miss 43-28 victory over Alabama
    • 2011 Texans 31-10 playoff victory over Cincinnati Bengals – 1st playoff win in team history
  • SPORTS PLAYED: Football, Baseball, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Track (high school), Basketball (junior high & pick-up games), Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, Racquetball
  • FAMILY: Wife Kathryn and two daughters
  • MORE: Growing up in Chicago talk radio was huge. Let’s face it, the teams  were rarely competitive so the conversations about sports, life, politics, etc. provided a compelling escape. From an early age I wanted to be involved in radio – I just need the sports-talk forum to be created. To me, the “CBS EYE” is one of the most iconic symbols in America and to have the privilege to work for CBS Radio in the nations sixth-largest market – and best place to raise a family (the “Livable Forest” of Kingwood) is truly a dream come true. I am well aware of how fortunate I am.
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Penalties Doom Texans

hat’s 13 penalties if you’re keeping track. Thirteen penalties for 125-yards, six of those penalties gifting the Colts a first down on offense. “Way to many penalties on both sides of the ball, on special […]

SportsRadio 610–10/09/2015

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O’Brien’s Basement

“I have to coach better.” says O’Brien. Well who didn’t know that?

SportsRadio 610–10/05/2015

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Upon Further Review: Close Isn’t Enough

Charlie Strong seems to be facing a two-week stretch that will determine his fate as head coach at Texas. Following a second straight last second loss courtesy a special teams miscue this past Saturday, the […]

SportsRadio 610–09/29/2015

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Texans CB’s Overcome Struggles With Tall WR’s

In Sunday’s debut on Astro Turf at NRG, the Texans secondary was still being picked on by taller receivers but the results were significantly improved.

SportsRadio 610–09/27/2015

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Texans: Season Already On The Brink

Having to break an 84 team losing steak is what’s on the line for the Texans as they host the Buccaneers this Sunday at NRG Stadium.

SportsRadio 610–09/25/2015

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Upon Further Review: New Order Atop College Football

The 2015 college football season has not been the unpredictable mess that those “in-the-know” bloggers and columnist have described. Following week three action, the “traditional powers” – and their fan bases – are having as […]

SportsRadio 610–09/21/2015

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O’Brien Heavily Invested In Mallett

Admitting you’ve made a mistake after one week is never easy, unless you’re talking about a Hollywood wedding – and no I’m not referring to taking Kevin Johnson ahead of Marcus Peters. Head coach Bill […]

SportsRadio 610–09/18/2015


Final Review of Texans & Cowboys Week 1

In this week’s DOUBLE COVERAGE podcast Chris Ferguson and I review the Cowboys narrow victory over the Giants and Texans one-sided loss to the Chiefs. Is the sky falling in Houston while it’s all cake and ice […]

SportsRadio 610–09/17/2015

AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 6:  University of Texas president Bill Powers, left and athletic director Steve Patterson, right, introduce new Longhorns head football coach Charlie Strong from Louisville during a press conference January 6, 2014 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Upon Further Review

Did last weekend’s college football action end with Texas firing AD Steve Patterson, or did the upcoming weekend begin with the dismissal of a man NEVER suited to run the most profitable athletic department in […]

SportsRadio 610–09/15/2015

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Let The QB Debate Begin

Ryan Mallett should be the starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer being named the starter was the “safe” and biased decision and the wrong decision.

SportsRadio 610–09/13/2015