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
- 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.
One-thousand, five-hundred dollars for refrigerator art.
Listen Irish, if you want us to continue to respect what you continually tell us – that you are still a traditional power in college football, despite the fact you haven’t played like one in almost 20 years, then start acting like one.
A lot of people were ready to sell Miles in 2007 when he delivered the National Title to LSU for two reasons: he wasn’t Nick Saban, and his Tiger team lost two games they shouldn’t have. I’m ready now.
Tommy Krysan from Pelican Sports Network calls to talk to Norm and Brien about LSU Football and the loss of All-American Tyrann Mathieu who failed a drug test number three and is no longer a Tiger.
Texan’s pre-season kicks off tonight in Charlotte. Catch the pre-game starting at 3 here on Sports Radio 610. Taylor Zarzour, afternoon talk show host on our sister station in Charlotte WFNZ, calls and talks to Norm and Brien about the match up.
Former Texan Derrick Ward called Norm and Brien to talk about the upcoming Texans season, retirement and tonight’s exhibition game. Hear all the action with pre-game starting at 3PM right here on Sports Radio 610.
Not one individual in authority at Penn. St. displayed any concern for the young boys molested. How do you deal with that?
A prank that comes painfully close to death, captured on film. Funny prank gone wrong, or the stupidity at the limit of its capacity? You decide.
Kevin Youkilis entered the Boston sports landscape in as noteworthy a fashion as he left on Sunday. Check out this clip of one of his first games in Boston, and the exchange between the Red Sox broadcasters and comedian Dennis Leary.
How frustrating was the Heat’s – and more specifically, Lebron James NBA Title run for the sports fans in Cleveland, OH? Very! Don’t believe me, just check out this weather cast from Cleveland.