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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.

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.

12/01/2012

Keshawn Martin (Photo Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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.

11/21/2012

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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.

11/15/2012

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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.

11/08/2012

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 [...]

10/04/2012

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B-Straw: Who Will Have A Better Game?

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

09/21/2012

Trae Elston will miss Ole Miss' game Saturday against Texas. (Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications)

Slive Continues To Justify The SEC Stereotype

The Southeastern Conference is more concerned about the success of its football programs than the integrity of its football programs.

09/12/2012

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Who Do You Want Doing Traffic “In The LOOP?”

Who do you want to get your traffic from? VOTE!

08/29/2012

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Nick’s Not Well!

Following a bee, wasp, skeeter – some kind of flying insect stinging Nick on Wednesday night, his right arm is not looking good this morning. Recommendations?

08/24/2012

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