John P. Lopez

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What I do for 610: Co-host of In The Loop 10a-2p Weekdays. 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.

Confessions of a BBQ junkie: The best tailgate recipe may be … Paella?

By John P. Lopez If it’s had parents, I’ve probably put it on a grill or a smoker. I’ve mastered (in my mind, anyway) the Texas Slam of barbecue: Brisket, chicken and ribs. Most folks tell me my brisket is very good, my ribs are better and my chicken could contend against anyone, anywhere. I’m not […]


O’Brien’s First Fail: How Choosing Hoyer Was Predictably Safe

By John P. Lopez We thought Bill O’Brien would be different. We thought he would be bold and daring and unafraid. We saw him dropping F-bombs on premium cable and believed we had ourselves a premium thinker, someone, who wouldn’t follow the herd but set his own path. We thought Bill O’Brien would dare to […]


Texans No Longer In Wilfork Free-Agent Stakes

Update: Wilfork has signed with the Texans. Read it here  Original claims that a deal couldn’t be reached were misreported by SportsRadio 610.   By JOHN P. LOPEZ Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfork most likely will not sign a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans, narrowing his choices to three teams — Indianapolis, […]


Class Organization? How The Texans’ Handling Of Andre Johnson Said Otherwise

By John P. Lopez The Houston Texans either were deceitful and conniving with Andre Johnson a year ago, or they were incapable of seeing this day coming. We know this now, because in the wake of Monday’s news that the Texans told Johnson he would either have to take a reduced role or be cut, […]


John Lopez Conquers Camelback Mountain

PHOENIX (CBS HOUSOTN) – John Lopez took advantage of his first full day in Phoenix to try and climb Phoenix’s famous Camelback Mountain. Lopez, a man’s man (in his mind), thought that this would be a nice like walk up the side of a little mountain in the desert. He quickly changed his tune on […]


John Lopez’s Top 5 Sports Moments From 2014

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We asked everyone here at SportsRadio 610 what they consider their top moments in 2014 sports world are. This is John Lopez’s person list of his top five moments.]


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 McClain helps out with this morning’s edition; the guys talk about the good ol’ days. John McClain reviews Texans-Cowboys; more […]


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:


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:


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. Robert and Nick get the treatment in this week’s “None Of Your Business”. Latest Sports Stories:




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