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David Saltzman

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What I do for SportsRadio 610: Sports talk show host with a bevy of Rice Owls knowledge.

Birthday: 7/21/73

Hometown: Houston

College: University of Texas

High school:  Stratford High School

How long at SportsRadio 610:  since April, 2011

How long in radio business: 15 years (and I still have hair)

Coolest person at SR610:  Dan Matthews and Robert Henslee, because they bust their tails travelling all over the city to get news and interviews.

What I love about Houston: Its sports teams and its multiple places to get really good sushi

Favorite four-letter word: RICE

Experience:  Play-by-play radio voice of Rice Owls football and men’s basketball, TV play-by-play for CBS Sports Network, Comcast Sports Southwest and XFinity On Demand.

Teams followed:  Rice Owls, anything else in Houston, any college team in Texas, Winnipeg Jets (NHL), Arsenal (EPL), The Four Horsemen when they were cool in the ‘80s and when I actually watched wrestling (WCW)

Signature lines:

  • Oy!
  • THEY BLOCKED THE KICK!  THEY BLOCKED THE KICK!  THE OWLS HAVE DEFEATED PURDUE!

Favorite sports experiences: Celebrating with thousands of others on Richmond after the Rockets won the 1994 NBA Title, seeing Mike Scott’s no-hitter to clinch the Astros’ division title on TV twice in one day: as it happened and then on tape delay with my dad after he came home from work (hey, I was 13 at the time).

Family: Born and raised Houstonian, married to Amy Loar (even though she’s a Cowboys fan), Uncle David to 11 awesome nieces and nephews

More: David Saltzman has trouble staying quiet, which is why he loves filling in on SportsRadio 610 to talk about all things Houston sports and share Passover Seder stories with Barry Warner.  David is also the radio play-by-play voice of Rice Owl football and men’s basketball and does TV play-by-play for Houston-area high school sports.

A born-and-raised Houstonian, David has suffered being a Houston sports fan like many of you.  As a nine-year-old, he cried going to sleep after NC State beat UH at the buzzer in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game, and while he didn’t cry after the Oilers blew their big lead at Denver to lose to John Elway and the Broncos in the 1992 NFL Playoffs, he didn’t talk to anyone the rest of the day.  He actually laughed when the Oilers blew their 35-3 lead at Buffalo in the playoffs the next year because, well, he had seen it before and wasn’t surprised when it happened.  Yet he still can’t help but cheer wholeheartedly for the Astros, Rockets, Texans, and of course the Rice Owls

Scott Hastings talks Nuggets and Rockets

Nuggets commentator Scott Hastings joins Barry and David to discuss the Rockets series against the Nuggets.

SportsRadio 610–04/15/2012

John McClain

John McClain: Texans Focused on Right Side of O-Line

John McClain joins Barry and David to talk about the upcoming NFL Draft and who the Texans may take.

SportsRadio 610–04/15/2012

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Jason Keidel says Tebow to Jets was a P.R move

Jason Keidel of WFAN in New York spoke with Nate and David about the Tebow trade. Listen as Jason tries to explain this move. Mobile users click here for audio

SportsRadio 610–03/26/2012

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