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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
    • 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.

Young LBs Getting Good Reviews

After attempting to make the Redskins, Rams and Texans roster since graduating from Clemson in 2012, Kourtnei Brown knows it will take more than his 69 yard interception return for touchdown against the Broncos on […]

SportsRadio 610–08/23/2015


Hard Knocks Making O’Brien A Star

If HBO’s Hard Knocks was a Sunday night drama, not even George R. R. Martin could have written and cast the role of head coach more perfectly than Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has played the […]

SportsRadio 610–08/21/2015

Housotn Texans Training Camp Day 2 - (Photo Credit: Garret Heinrich)

McKinney Surprised By Speed Of First Preseason Game

The Texans sacrificed a pair of draft picks to move up in the second round of the 2015 draft to select linebacker Benardrick McKinney out of Mississippi State. One could assume a move like that […]

SportsRadio 610–08/16/2015

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Jay Prosch Earns His Moment To Shine

Fullback Jay Prosch played 172 snaps for the Texans during his rookie season last year. Only once did he touch the ball, catching one pass for 24 yards against Bills. During Saturday night’s 23-10 preseason […]

SportsRadio 610–08/15/2015


Texans Camp Opens With Unexpected, Career-Defining Storylines

With HBO’s Hard Knocks covering the Texans 2015 training camp, it was anticipated the personalities of players like J.J. Watt and Arian Foster, as well head coach Bill O’Brien would be major storylines – competing of course […]

SportsRadio 610–08/07/2015


Hard Knocks Brings Excitement To Texans Camp

As the Texans prepare for the start of training camp on Saturday sure there’s a quarterback challenge to be won, and other position challenges and important medical questions to be answered, but none of those […]

SportsRadio 610–07/31/2015


Is Greg Hardy Waiting On Tom Brady?

In this week’s DOUBLE COVERAGE podcast Chris Ferguson and I discuss the NFL’s delay in ruling on Greg Hardy’s appeal of his 10-game suspension. Chris is confident the NFL is holding up a ruling on Hardy because […]

SportsRadio 610–07/02/2015

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The Bracket: Best NFL Team Of Super Bowl Era

In “The Bstraw & PaulyG Show Bracket,” Paul Gallant and Brien Straw creat tournaments – in the world of sports and beyond – where only one can prevail! The accept listener and reader nominations every week, […]

SportsRadio 610–07/02/2015


Cowboys Offense vs. Texans Defense in ’15

Following the wrap up of OTA’s and the Mandatory Mini-Camps, the Texans look to return to the playoffs based on – what they hope – is one of the NFL’s best defenses.

SportsRadio 610–06/19/2015

Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 to win the 2015 NBA Finals June 16, 2015 at the at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala each scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors captured their first NBA title in 40 years by defeating Cleveland 105-97 to win the NBA Finals.  AFP PHOTO  / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Warriors Winning Participatory Title Too

Which recent championship team – with multiple scoring and defensive options – do you think the Warriors would’ve beaten in a seven-game series when they struggled to beat Lebron and his cast of back-ups.

SportsRadio 610–06/17/2015



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