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.
After what we saw the Texans do on Sunday against Indy, what are your expectations for Saturday?
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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).
He Said, She Said: Champs, Chumps, Texans-Bears pivotal questions and, oh, yeah, a chance to win tickets to the Dec. 16 game!
First things first: We gave away tickets last weekend and we’re doing it again this week. All you have to do is Tweet to @BrookieBentley or me — @LopezOnSports a clever, smart, insightful or all-of-the-above [...]
There’s still time to Tweet to me @LopezOnSports or @BrookieBentley why you think Mario was not a success in Houston. Or maybe you think he was … state your case. Clever earns more points. Below [...]
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By John P. Lopez I’m having a lot of fun on the new Saturday evening SportsZone, with Brooke Bentley, on The Kube (Channel 57 most providers/Channel 653 on Comcast). It’s all in fun — mostly [...]
By John P. Lopez It finally happened. We all saw it coming … admit it. That’s why we watched replacement refs foil and flub their way through so many embarrassing gaffes. An NFL game — [...]