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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.

Inside College Football: Rice HC David Baifliff

Not since 1957 have the Owls been able to claim an outright conference title, but with a victory over Marshall at Rice Stadium tomorrow, that will change.

SportsRadio 610–12/06/2013

Photo By: RONALD MARTINEZ/Getty Images

The Future of A&M Football

If the first two years of the Kevin Sumlin era are any indication, there could be a trip to Atlanta – for the SEC Title, perhaps a trip to Dallas or Miami for one of the College Football Playoff semi-final games that same [2005] season.

SportsRadio 610–12/02/2013

Ohio State v Michigan State

Urban Meyer Needs To Shut Up

The Ohio State Buckeyes are eligible to play in the BCS Title game, they’re just not good enough.

SportsRadio 610–11/21/2013

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Inside College Football Podcast: Phil Savage / Hate For Urban Meyer

Senior Bowl Exec. Dir. Phil Savage has some bad news for those that think Johnny Manziel’s college success won’t translate to the NFL.

11/20/2013

Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans

Texans: An Organization In Need Of A Living Will

For an owner that places such a high value on friendships and making honorable decisions, his emotions apparently prevent him from coming to the proper conclusion. Clean house.

11/18/2013

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

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