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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.

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].

09/19/2013

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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

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A&M Backing The Wrong Horse

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.

08/08/2013

Photo by: MIKE STOBE/Getty Images

NCAA Business Model In Jeopardy

The NCAA’s athletic business model is in peril – and they know it.

07/18/2013

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Houston’s Best Restaurants (For Dating) Under $60

This morning’s Top 3 dealt with the best places in Houston to take a date for less than $60.00.  The texts flew in, and here are the results…(How you explain why you’re so cheap while on [...]

02/27/2013

Photo by: STACY REVERE  / Getty Images

Hugh Freeze – Always In The Spotlight

How do you go from receiving coaching advice from Sandra Bullock to a Top 5 recruiting class?

02/26/2013

Kordell Stewart joins IN THE LOOP on Radio Row in New Orleans

A Quick Tour Of CBS Radio Row

As we broadcast live from Radio Row at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. We’re a part of the French Quarter themed CBS compound – along [...]

SportsRadio 610–01/28/2013

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Te’o Story Goes Hollywood

The Manti Te’o story is so compelling, it’s no surprise that Hollywood is looking to capitalize.

01/19/2013

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub(credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texans QB Schaub Responds To Critics

Despite the 19-13 victory over the Bengals – Shaub’s first playoff win as an NFL starting QB, harsh criticism continues to flow his way.

01/07/2013

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