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