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Brien Straw

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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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Penn State Eligible for Post Season Play

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, said at his press conference today that, “Penn State was a special place and that he felt best for the players and coaching staff now in place.”

SportsRadio 610–09/08/2014

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The Stat That Will Decide Outcome Of Texans-Redskins

This preseason, the Texans have allowed 40 passes of more than ten yards. For comparison sake, they’ve completed 23. The Redskins have completed 36 passes of more than ten yards.

SportsRadio 610–09/05/2014

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Five Fighting For A Playoff Spot

Sophomore QB Kenny Hill not only picked up where Johnny Manziel left the program, he took the offense to a new record-setting level.

SportsRadio 610–09/02/2014

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Aggies Looking for Déjà Vu All Over Again – Sort Of

While Sumlin has been praised for his recruiting efforts – deservedly so – the judgment on what those efforts mean in terms of wins and losses and competing for SEC or national titles begins tonight.

SportsRadio 610–08/28/2014

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5 Teams Being Overlooked For 1st College Football Playoff

Unfortunately, the BCS did not do a good enough job to satisfy the masses who deserve a true playoff. So in 2014 the BCS Title game has been replaced by a four-team playoff that will cause significantly more complaints…

SportsRadio 610–08/27/2014

Houston Texans v Arizona Cardinals

O’Brien Can’t Afford Many/Any(?) More Like These

For O’Brien’s approach to correcting mental errors, and being successful – which it clearly was not on Saturday night – he must win. With the embarrassing performance in Arizona the length of rope for how long he has before his tactics prove successful just shrank.

SportsRadio 610–08/10/2014

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Chris Kluwe Wonders How Michael Sam Is More Of A Distraction Than Johnny Manziel

Kluwe told SportsRadio 610 he doesn’t understand the difference between the distractions a gay player might create and the distractions Johnny Manziel has brought to Cleveland since being drafted in the first round by the Browns.

SportsRadio 610–07/22/2014

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Time For Perspective On World Cup Popularity

We want aggressive violent action, not the over-dramatic flopping of a four year old girl who’s overtired and cries of lifelong physical impairment because her older sister brushed flesh. Offer that girl a cookie and suddenly it’s “what pain?!” Soccer encourages this melodrama as if contact with an opposing player will require life-flight and most likely an organ transplant. But give that team the ball and suddenly it’s “what injury?!”

SportsRadio 610–06/24/2014

THE PLAYERS Championship - Round One

Golfs biggest Dilemma

While we await the start of the 2014 NFL draft – and what the Texans will do with the first pick – the video below presents an ethical dilemma. How do you handle it? What’s [...]

05/08/2014

The Most Inspirational Moment From Super Bowl XLVIII

No matter how many “big” moments happened in Sunday’s game, no image of my wonderful visit to New York can compare to Saturday’s emotional visit to the 9/11 site.

SportsRadio 610–02/05/2014

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