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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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Knee Still A Factor For Cushing

“The knee is good, but one of those things I try to manage and obviously with the past two years and what’s happened, to prevent anything like that happening is the major key and goal.”

SportsRadio 610–10/16/2014

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Shake It Up

Halloween movies, Ebola, vampires, and more. https://cbshouston.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/10152014shakeitup.mp3 Latest Sports Stories:

SportsRadio 610–10/15/2014

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Clarity As College Football Hits Half-Way Mark

That Jimbo Fisher is punching his ticket to hell by defending the indefensible Jameis Winston is all the reason you need to pray for the “Luck of the Irish” this week.

SportsRadio 610–10/15/2014

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Magnolia Magic And Major Shifts In College Football

For the first time in college football history, two Mississippi schools are ranked in the Top Five.

10/07/2014

Houston Texans v Dallas Cowboys

Challenge Of Texans Character Coming Thursday

With so many holes on the offensive run by O’Brien, it’s amazing the Texans were as close as they were to picking up their fourth win in five games.

SportsRadio 610–10/06/2014

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Stopping The Run Will Decide Texans-Cowboys

The Cowboys lead the NFL in rushing with former Sooner DeMarco leading the way. Murray is tops in the NFL with 534 yards on the season, and 133.5 yards per game. He also has run [...]

SportsRadio 610–10/02/2014

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Texans Defense Aware Bills Present Huge Challenge

Much like the Giants, Buffalo’s passing game lives off the short pass, which they hope open ups the running game.

SportsRadio 610–09/25/2014

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The Great Distraction

How much of our frustration over the mishandling of this [Ray Rice] situation was directed at the Ravens front office? How much at the “incompetent” Goodell?

SportsRadio 610–09/24/2014

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College Playoff Pretenders & Contenders Exposed

Why did Seminole coach Jimbo Fisher upgrade the penalty from a half to a full game anyway? If you felt a half-game suspension was sufficient, stick to your low moral guns, don’t bow to public pressure and expose your fraudulent, biased, discipline any more than you already have.

SportsRadio 610–09/22/2014

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Fitzpatrick Predictable – So Far

With the game on his shoulders, Fitzpatrick reverted to form; a guy who can look great one minute…looks inept the next minute throwing an errant interception.

SportsRadio 610–09/22/2014

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