John P. Lopez
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.
- 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.
Football in America once was not the micro-managed, hyper-prepared, every “T”-crossed and “I”-dotted exhibition of paranoia and perfectionism that we know today. The game once was not just about measurable skills and methodical propriety. Johnny [...]
By John P. Lopez At first blush, it seems ludicrous to think something as basic and petty as team- or city-allegiance could affect a multi-million dollar deal involving sports fans in Houston. There simply CANNOT [...]
While investigating Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, NCAA investigators were made aware of a “client list” involving numerous college football stars and the same memorabilia brokers involved with Manziel, Sports Radio 610 has learned.
Every year, it happens: Why didn’t I draft THAT guy?! Well, here are a few players who just may become that guy for your fantasy football team. Keep in mind, none should be drafted in [...]
Mark Emmert oversees an organization that has lied so much, to so many, so often, that finding truth in his modern-day plantation known as the NCAA is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.
As obtained by SportsRadio 610: “Our goal in providing homes to our wounded heroes is to provide them with a home fully adapted to their special needs. This enables them to transition successfully into our [...]
By John P. Lopez To no one’s surprise, the ongoing TV-provider impasse keeping 60-percent of Houston Astros, Rockets and Dynamo fans in the dark is about greed. It is of course true that everyone with [...]
By John P. Lopez Isn’t it nice of so many sports outlets and media giants to tell us this week that the war Jackie Robinson fought has been won. But there’s one very important thing [...]
The one absolute truth about winning your office pool this March is this: You’re going to have to be lucky.
By John P. Lopez One of the topics today on the In The Loop show on SportsRadio 610 and around the country will be the debacle that is college football’s National Signing Day. The pressure [...]