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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 Greg Hardy Waiting On Tom Brady?

In this week’s DOUBLE COVERAGE podcast Chris Ferguson and I discuss the NFL’s delay in ruling on Greg Hardy’s appeal of his 10-game suspension. Chris is confident the NFL is holding up a ruling on Hardy because […]

SportsRadio 610–07/02/2015

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The Bracket: Best NFL Team Of Super Bowl Era

In “The Bstraw & PaulyG Show Bracket,” Paul Gallant and Brien Straw creat tournaments – in the world of sports and beyond – where only one can prevail! The accept listener and reader nominations every week, […]

SportsRadio 610–07/02/2015

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Cowboys Offense vs. Texans Defense in ’15

Following the wrap up of OTA’s and the Mandatory Mini-Camps, the Texans look to return to the playoffs based on – what they hope – is one of the NFL’s best defenses.

SportsRadio 610–06/19/2015

Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 to win the 2015 NBA Finals June 16, 2015 at the at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala each scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors captured their first NBA title in 40 years by defeating Cleveland 105-97 to win the NBA Finals.  AFP PHOTO  / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Warriors Winning Participatory Title Too

Which recent championship team – with multiple scoring and defensive options – do you think the Warriors would’ve beaten in a seven-game series when they struggled to beat Lebron and his cast of back-ups.

SportsRadio 610–06/17/2015

Hard Knocks, Outrageous Statements

The Houston Texans will be the featured team on this year’s HBO Hard Knocks. Why are so many people missing the boat on this? Despite 2,261 yards from scrimmage in 2014, 1,845 of those rushing yards, […]

SportsRadio 610–05/29/2015

Texans And Cowboys Build 2015 Rosters With Wishful Thinking

This week the Texans cut OT Tyson Claybo. No big loss, until you consider he was the only backup offensive lineman with even one snap in the NFL. With two new starters penciled in – […]

SportsRadio 610–05/23/2015

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Cowboys Hope Risks Payoff, Texans Hope NFL Draft Solved More Than Special Teams

In Dallas, the goal was to play with the cards [picks] they were dealt, and the Cowboys looking for upgrades to Rod Marinelli’s defense have some high risk, high reward selections. From Randy Gregory to […]

SportsRadio 610–05/08/2015

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Titans Go Offense, Colts & Jags Defense Friday Night

For Tennessee, after swapping second round picks with the New York Giants – NYG moved up to take Ohio State WR Devin Smith – the Titans picked up an extra pick in the fourth round, […]

SportsRadio 610–05/01/2015

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Klein High’s Eric Rowe A Steal For Eagles In 2nd Round

The Eagles have plucked a guy I think will end up being one of the stars of the 2015 draft when Chip Kelly used Philly’s second pick on Klein High School alum Eric Rowe. Rowe […]

SportsRadio 610–05/01/2015

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Pair Of Texas Natives In 1st Round Of NFL Draft

It wasn’t the Lone Star state’s best first round, but there were a pair of local products selected Thursday night in the first round of the NFL draft in Chicago. With the 21st pick the […]

SportsRadio 610–05/01/2015

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