John P. Lopez

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What I do for 610: Co-host of In The Loop With Nick & Lopez with Nick Wright. Conversationalist; writer; designated non-homer talker; required-reading blogger; observer of all things sports and otherwise; sharer of Forrest Gump-like experiences  I never deserved; author of two books (Taking Flak available at all major bookstores and online!) and connoisseur of barbecue, wine, fishing, tailgating, chilling by the pool and assorted other necessary activities.

Birthday: March 27.

Nickname: J-Lo; Chupacabra; Stallion

Hometown: San Antonio

College: Texas A&M. Thanks. And Gig ‘em.

High school: Edison High School

How long at SportsRadio 610: Three years

How long in radio business: Tinkerer for nearly 20. Seriously, six.

What I love about Houston: It’s eclectic, untamed, hard-working. Its food, proximity to the coast, energy in more ways than one.

Favorite four-letter word: I love them all equally.

Favorite people to interview: Legends. The all-time greats.

Experience: I covered some legends and all-time greats before they became legends and all-time greats.

Teams followed: All the locals, the Aggies, Liverpool FC, Kyle Busch, Atascocita and Humble High Schools, the Edison Golden Bears and anything USA.

Signature phrases:

  • Don’t borrow worry.
  • Trust your eyes.
  • Time is undefeated.
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Favorite sports experiences: Seriously, I’ve been one of the luckiest sports fans/writers/broadcasters ever. I’ve traveled the world following the bouncing ball and been fortunate to have seen some of the most epic sports events and people in the last quarter-century. I’ve been to seven Olympic Games, five World Cups and too many Final Fours, NBA Finals, Super Bowls, World Series, NCAA championships, Ryder Cups, Major Championships and unbelievable sports moments to count.

Sports played: Football, basketball, track and boxing in high school, in San Antonio. Baseball growing up. Golf forever.

Family: Three kids, lots of fun, lots of bills.

More: I love what I do for a living. Not many people fulfill their childhood dreams.

InTheLoop

The Best Of ‘In The Loop’ Featuring @McClain_on_NFL

Things you think, or you think ancient people thought, about the Blood Moon. Nick suspects he’s been plagiarized by 610’s own website. John McClain on whether the Texans may make a change at QB. John […]

SportsRadio 610–10/08/2014

Alabama v Auburn

Dodd: SEC West Might Send 2 Teams To Playoff

CBS Sports’s Dennis Dodd joined Nick and Lopez discussing playoff hopes for Auburn, Ohio State, and much more. Latest Sports Stories:

SportsRadio 610–10/07/2014

In-The-Loop

The Best Of The Worst Of “In The Loop’

All the latest sports news. Things to improve for the Texans. Breaking down the Texans QB situation. Jaguars mascot in hot water over Ebola joke. Latest Sports Stories:

SportsRadio 610–10/06/2014

InTheLoop

The Best Of The Worst Of ‘In The Loop’

The morning’s sports headlines. The top three “Things You’ve Tried To Get Away With At Work.” The guys give as good as they get talking Texans-Cowboys (and Houston-Dallas) with 105.3 The Fan’s Shan and RJ. […]

SportsRadio 610–10/03/2014

(Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Phillips: Cowboys-Texans A Turning Point For Both Teams

Former Texans and Cowboys coach Wade Phillips on how to stop JJ Watt and much more. Latest Sports Stories:

SportsRadio 610–10/03/2014

(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Esaison: JJ Watt Is “The Face Of The NFL”

CBS’s Boomer Esiason on JJ Watt, Tom Brady, and more. Latest Sports Stories:

SportsRadio 610–10/03/2014

(Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Florio On JJ Watt’s Path To MVP Candidacy

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio on JJ Watt as MVP candidate, Texans, and Cowboys. Latest Sports Stories:

SportsRadio 610–10/03/2014

Leah ring dunk

Ah, The Joy Of Watching Your Kids Chug Pitchers Of Beer And Other Bizarre College Traditions

By John P. Lopez My son chugged a pitcher of beer in about 40-seconds. My daughter did it in a bit over a minute-and-a-half. Neither hurled. Neither looked unaccustomed or afraid of the daunting task. […]

SportsRadio 610–09/23/2014

HOUSTON - JANUARY 03:  Wide receiver Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots is tended to by medical personnel after injuring his leg against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Slippery Slope: How Texans’ Stubborn Stance On NRG Turf Inevitably Will Backfire

At this point, the Texans no longer have a leg to stand on. Someone else will slip. Someone else will fall. Someone else — heaven forbid the $100 million crunch-and-munch king, J.J. Watt — will […]

09/10/2014

US comedian Robin Williams(R) celebrates with doub

Why The French Don’t Play Baseball And Robin Williams’ 9 Best Sports Takes

The great Robin Williams affected every corner of life. Few actors and comedians, however, found so much joy — and material — in sports.

SportsRadio 610–08/12/2014

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