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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.

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How Johnny Football Saved America … And Could Do The Same For Texans

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 [...]

SportsRadio 610–01/06/2014

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ATT Uverse dragging on CSN Houston deal because they’re Cowboys’ fans?

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 [...]

SportsRadio 610–09/03/2013

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Source: NCAA Finds Out Manziel And Others On Autograph “Client List”

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.

SportsRadio 610–08/28/2013

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Lopez: Ten NFL Sleepers That Could Make Your Fantasy Season

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 [...]

SportsRadio 610–08/15/2013

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In Search Of NCAA President Emmert’s Autograph: A Window To Hypocrisy

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.

SportsRadio 610–08/07/2013

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Swing For Heroes: Golf trip Of lifetime At Valhalla!

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 [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/15/2013

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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

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