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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.
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

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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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Texans Make Path To New Orleans Difficult

More importantly I believe, he [Matt Schaub] has lost the faith of his head coach. Faith displayed when the coach gave him a four year contract extension.

01/04/2013

The Texans offense huddles up before a play. (credit: Getty Images)

In The Loop Releases Show’s Power Rankings

Each week, we individually rank the Top 10 teams in the NFL, then compile those rankings to come up with our Power Rankings Top 10.

12/19/2012

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History Now Against Texans Being In Super Bowl

It was a given that beating the Patriots in New England, in December would be difficult. The Pats haven’t lost at home in the final month of the year since 2002.

12/11/2012

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets set for a play. (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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?

12/10/2012

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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