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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
  • FAVORITE SPORTS EXPERIENCES I ATTENDED: 
    • 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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Is 911 Call Greg Hardy Defense To 10 Game Suspension

In Episode 4 of DOUBLE COVERAGE – a weekly podcast dedicated to the Texans and Cowboys, the “elephant in the room” story of the week is Cowboy’s defensive end Greg Hardy and the ten-game suspension […]

SportsRadio 610–04/24/2015

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J.J’s Interesting Offseason – Discipline In Dallas?

In episode three of DOUBLE COVERAGE Chris Ferguson and I discuss an interesting – perhaps revealing – offseason for J.J. Watt, and how off-field issues could kill the Super Bowl hopes of the Cowboys. Enjoy (and tell […]

SportsRadio 610–04/17/2015

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Who’s The Savior McFadden Or Hoyer

In Episode 2 of DOUBLE COVERAGE, Chris Ferguson and I discuss the impact that Darren McFadden and Brian Hoyer mean to the Cowboys and Texans respectively. Let the hated flow!   Follow on Twitter

SportsRadio 610–04/09/2015

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Astros (On TV) Era Begins Tonight

With every baseball season opener, hope springs eternal. Whether the hope be the Astros truly compete for a playoff appearance as the front office has boasted many times this offseason, or that the game realizes it has to adjust to our short attention span.

SportsRadio 610–04/06/2015

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Who’s Performed Better In Free Agency: Texans Or Cowboys

How did the Cowboys and Texans fair in Free Agency? We’ve got your answer.

SportsRadio 610–04/02/2015

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UCLA Win Brings Out The Worst Fans

The ball is above the level of the ring on its downward flight.

SportsRadio 610–03/20/2015

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Hypocrisy Of Sports Fans

If Hardy’s signing proves successful, Cowboy fans will assuage their guilt for choosing winning over “what’s right” by attacking the competition for similar transgressions.

SportsRadio 610–03/20/2015

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The Case For The Texans And Eli In 2015

Eli Manning is not the long-term solution, in fact the best hope for that would be Ryan Mallet because the Texans will not find that guy in next year’s draft.

SportsRadio 610–12/04/2014

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A Lot For Texans To Accomplish During Bye Week

Whether statistically or otherwise, 4-5 does beat 2-7, and the Texans are playing with much more intensity and urgency than under Gary Kubiak a year ago, still as “bye-weeks” go this will be a defining one for Bill O’Brien and the Texans.

SportsRadio 610–11/03/2014

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When Will Texans Utilize A Texas Offense

Perhaps its roots don’t start in the small Texas towns where seven-on-seven football is played, but the offense that Chip Kelly’s Eagles used to beat the Texans 31-21 at NRG on Sunday is as Texas […]

SportsRadio 610–11/03/2014

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