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Brien Straw

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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

Sports played:

  • 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.

St Louis Rams v Houston Texans

Texans Drop 8th Straight To Raiders – Here’s My Notes

Alright JJ, when you’re in the midst of a 7 (now 8) game losing streak, dial-down the rhetoric and showboating on 2nd sack of game. It’s a team sport in case you weren’t aware – and your team stinks and has no business showboating about anything other than a win.

SportsRadio 610–11/17/2013

I think the one in the middle has a thing for Paul Gallant

College Football’s Top Tailgating Spot

We may not win every game, but we ain’t never lost a party!

SportsRadio 610–11/11/2013

Inside College Football: Tony Barnhart & Oliver Luck

CBS Sports’ Tony Barnhart discusses the rumors that current Alabama head coach Nick Saban tops the Longhorns wish list as heir apparent to Mack Brown.

SportsRadio 610–11/06/2013

Inside College Football: Mack Brown & Bill Hancock

Was the victory over OU enough for Mack Brown to survive at Texas?

SportsRadio 610–10/23/2013

Inside College Football: Spencer Tillman

What’s the more difficult task for the new College Football Playoff Selection Committee – figuring out which schools deserve the third and fourth slots in the four-team field, or managing the politics of power conferences that want their “fair” share of the revenues and spotlight?

SportsRadio 610–10/16/2013

Inside College Football

Chad Morris, parlayed his A&M education and offensive genius from Bay City, to Stephenville, to Lake Travis, to Tulsa, to Clemson, and finally to the Inside College Football podcast.

SportsRadio 610–10/09/2013

Saban to Texas?!

That’s a very bold statement, and one that most who follow college football doubt will happen. But it’s a bold prediction on this weeks’ INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL podcast. But before Nick can leave Tuscaloosa for Austin, Brien [...]

SportsRadio 610–10/02/2013

Johnny Football Already Earning Heisman Votes

Inside College Football – PODCAST

SportsRadio 610–09/26/2013

Aggie OC Talks Johnny Football

Johnny Manziel shredded the vaunted Tide defense once again [562 yards of total offense for JFF].



Inside College Football – Johnny Football

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.

SportsRadio 610–09/04/2013