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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.

(Photo Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Mayor Parker should follow the money: What you don’t know about Comcast-Astros-Rockets negotiations

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 [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/14/2013

This week reminded why we all should continue fighting for Jackie Robinson's legacy.

Many battles won, but this week reminded Jackie Robinson’s war continues …

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 [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/04/2013

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Lopez: My Five Absolute MUSTS For Bracket Success In The Office Pool

The one absolute truth about winning your office pool this March is this: You’re going to have to be lucky.

SportsRadio 610–03/18/2013

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There’s A Way To Fix College Football Recruiting And This Is It …

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 [...]

SportsRadio 610–02/07/2013

One of the Ten Most Head-Scratching Texans Moments of 2012

Veganism, Letter Jackets, Doghouses And #Fail: 10 Most “Head-Scratching” Texans Moments Of 2012

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – What’s done is done. But that doesn’t mean we can’t scratch our collective heads over it all, and wonder what went wrong, why it happened and how the heck it may [...]

SportsRadio 610–01/15/2013

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts

John Lopez’s Expectations For Texans-Bengals

After what we saw the Texans do on Sunday against Indy, what are your expectations for Saturday?

01/04/2013

A Connecticut state trooper tries to console a young student at Sandy Hook Elementary. (credit: Getty Images)

A Gun Owner’s Clear Correlation: Keep Semi-Automatic Weapons Legal, Keep Seeing Children Die

By John P. Lopez I am a gun owner. I am an avid hunter. I have a weapon in my home for protection. I support — for the most part — the Second Amendment. But [...]

12/15/2012

Against the best four quarterbacks its faced, the Texans defense is giving up 37.25 points and 347.5 passing yards a game.

Cold, hard truth: Texans have failed when it comes to Big Boy Football

By John P. Lopez How often do Texans fans feel like their team just doesn’t get enough national respect? Often, obviously. It’s always a trending topic on our airwaves and on blogs and posts everywhere. [...]

SportsRadio 610–12/11/2012

Why the NFL should protect quarterbacks more than they already do.

The “Dobbins Rule”: Why QBs Should Be Protected Even More

Jay Cutler would have made it interesting. Perhaps — probably, even — the 8-1 Texans still would have won Sunday night’s showdown with the then 7-1 Bears.

SportsRadio 610–11/13/2012

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Johnny Be Good: Manziel Takes Over Heisman Race Like He Does Football Games

He’s been called Johnny Football, Johnny Wonderful, Johnny Magic and even Scooby Doo (although it took me awhile to actually find Manziel in this photo from a Halloween party).

SportsRadio 610–11/11/2012

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