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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.

Some ask why. We ask Howie. Plus the General, the GM and the Elephant in the room.

600- We’ve GOT to have the audio of the weighlifter getting crushed at the Olympics. It will make everyone cringe and laugh… HEADLINES! 615- NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long! 630- Daily Top 3! The [...]

SportsRadio 610–08/08/2012

Only on Nick & Lopez: Mike Florio, Jonathan Joseph, Whitney Mercilus, Seth Payne, Rick Smith live from camp

600- First Andre… Then Brown… And now Watt… But these are VERY different injuries… Watt’s injury and why you can make the argument that it’s a good thing… (very briefly, will get to it at [...]

SportsRadio 610–08/03/2012

Hire A Hero

Surprises, Heroes, football and scantily clad women: Friday Nick and Lopez

600- Bryant Johnson signs with the Texans, and what the significance (if any) there is to the signing… and why the Texans are bringing in WRs, but OLs… HEADLINES! 615- I can’t tell you John… [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/27/2012

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Gun control! (just kidding). But Gov’t., D. Howard, feeding the “hungry” on Nick & Lopez

600- Olympics? Do they start today? What’s going on? Does anyone care? What are the story lines? I feel completely out of the loop on these Olympics, am I the only one? Ah, but we’ll [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/26/2012

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Enhancements, anyone? Egos, breasts, gun laws and Rockets

This is, potentially, a very real issue that really nobody is talking about. Time to worry about having scrub refs? Yeah … we’ll tell you why.

SportsRadio 610–07/25/2012

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Rockets definition of Linsanity? “General” thoughts. And if Nick were a man.

600- Hey, Astros. How’s that road winning streak going? Sorry. Cheap shot. But plenty to discuss early.. Jeremy Lin is officially a Rocket! HEADLINES 615- Posnanski and Paterno… What should he do? What would John [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/18/2012

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JVG an hour in-studio. Kobe “Dreaming.” And who wants some T&A?

  Here is our Daily Show Lineup. We offer this everyday, to help plan your day, schedule a time to weigh in or just follow along at work. 600: HEADLINES! … We’ll hit all the [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/17/2012

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The Bearded Lady, Scumbags, Drunks And Traffic Tickets: Hello, Monday Show Prep

  Here is our Daily Show Lineup. We offer this everyday, to help plan your day, schedule a time to weigh in or just follow along at work. 600-Jeremy Lin is going to be a [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/16/2012

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TGIF: Rusty Harden talks defense. Mike Florio on NFL. And, oh, great: None Of Your Business

600- Rockets amnestying Scola http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba–rockets-will-use-amnesty-provision-on-luis-scola-to-clear-cap-space-in-pursuit-of-dwight-howard.html Daryl Morey, as Mike put it on Twitter, is all in, and I love it… HEADLINES 615- Latest on Paterno (We didn’t hit this at all in the 6am hour [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/13/2012

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Show prep: Susan Liucci, er, Daryl Morey still trying. Women are poison. And Texans have it … easy?

  600- HEADLINES! First of all, the ESPYs make the Home Run Derby look like North By Northwest. … Also, Paterno was a fraud; Dwight Howard update; and consummating meaningless deals? 615- The latest development [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/12/2012

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