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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.

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B-Straw: 5 Keys To A Texans Victory Over Patriots

It’s finally here. Will the battle between the Texans and Patriots be a preview of the AFC Championship game?


Bob Fescoe: Tragedy In Kansas City

Bob Fescoe from 610 AM Kansas joins Ted Johnson and Brien Straw today to discuss further details on the tragedy that struck Kansas City earlier this morning. Mobile device users may click here to listen to the [...]

SportsRadio 610–12/01/2012

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Vegas Runner: Picks Johnny Football For Heisman

Vegas Runner joins the weekend crew to discuss potential picks for the winner of the Heisman, and of course to discuss everything football.

SportsRadio 610–12/01/2012

Danny Perkins: Tragedy In Kansas City

Danny Perkins joins the weekend show with Brien Straw and Ted Johnson to discuss the tragedy that struck the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this morning with Jovan Belcher. Mobile device users may click here to listen to [...]

SportsRadio 610–12/01/2012

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B-Straw: Key Match-ups For Texans-Titans

Texans will go for a sweep of the Titans for the first since 2004 on Sunday in Nashville. To accomplish the goal, a less than healthy Texans team will have to be play a more solid game than many think.


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B-Straw: Key Match-Ups For Texans-Lions

In a season of first’s, the Texans will play on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in franchise history. Traditional host Detroit will entertain the Texans at 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning.


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Brien Straw: 5 Things To Watch For As Texans Face Jags

Fresh off an impressive 13-6 victory over the Bears, the Texans will host the Jaguars this Sunday at Reliant sporting the best record in the AFC.


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10 Key Texans-Bears Match-ups

The 7-1 Texans travel to Chicago to face the 7-1 Bears for a nationally televised match-up Sunday night. Here are some position battle’s that will determine the outcome.


Did Texas Or Oklahoma State Win?

The official record will show that the Texas Longhorns beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 41-36 last Saturday night. Cowboy fans seem to disagree.  According to the Daily Oklahoman, Longhorn running back Joe Bergeron’s game-winning two yard [...]



B-Straw: Who Will Have A Better Game?

Vote for which guy you think will have a better season.