What I do for 610: Mornings with In The Loop With Nick & Lopez, weekend host and web contributor, inventor of the Straw Poll
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
College: Ole Miss
High school:Rolling Meadows (Gary Cole of Office Space paled around with my older brother in high school)
How long at SportsRadio 610: July, 2010
How long in radio business: seven years
Coolest person at SR610: John Lopez
What I love about Houston: Best place in America to raise a family
Favorite four-letter word: !*%#, no $&!%, no !*%#
Favorite people to interview: Enjoy interviewing media from other cities (more honest than players and coaches).
Favorite interviews: Ted Turner, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Dan LeBatard, Gary Danielson
Experience: Four years hosting regionally-syndicated program dedicated to Southern sports, specifically college football. Improvisational training at Second City Theater in Chicago.
Teams followed: Ole Miss Rebels, Chicago Bears, Bulls, Black Hawks, White Sox, and of course Texans & Rockets!
Favorite sports experiences:
- [attended] USC-Texas & Texas-Alabama BCS Title games
- 1992 NBA Finals Game 2 (Bulls-Lakers)
- 1995 Braves World Series clinching victory
- 1996 Atlanta Olympics
- Ole Miss 1994 victory over Alabama
- Football (through Sr. year of high school)
- Baseball (through freshman year of high school 1B, P, OF)
- Wrestling (through Sophomore year of high school), Gymnastics (Freshman, Sophomore years of high school)
- Basketball (junior high)
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 conversation about sports, life, politics, etc. provided a compelling escape. From an early age I wanted to be involved in radio, I just needed the forum of sports radio to be invented. To me, the CBS “Eye” is the most iconic symbol/logo in media, and to have the privilege to work for CBS in the nation’s sixth largest market – and perhaps best place to raise my family is truly a dream come true. I’m well aware how fortunate I am.
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Inside College Football – PODCAST
Johnny Manziel shredded the vaunted Tide defense once again [562 yards of total offense for JFF].
It’s not even the injury to Malcolm Mitchell after celebrating a TD. No, the Dawgs should be crying because their national title hopes – for a really good team, came to an end in week one at (old rival) Clemson. Next for UGA, and angry JeDeveon Clowney and South Carolina.
Johnny Manziel – allegedly broke the rules by signing memorabilia in exchange for money, seemingly at every chance he got, without regard for his teammates, his coaches, his school, or his fanbase.
The NCAA’s athletic business model is in peril – and they know it.
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