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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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An on-air bludgeoning? Morey’s Sophie’s Choice. And life’s Unwritten Rules: Wednesday’s Nick and Lopez.

600- HEADLINES! All Star game thoughts … Deal Or No Deal — what the Rockets need is soem Deal Or No Deal girls to spice up the rumor mill. 615- All Star game… Yeah, Nick [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/11/2012

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Chris Berman, A.D.’s a little Rusty and T&A: Tuesday In The Loop

  600- Headlines! We have a long way to go and a short time to get there. WAKE UP, Houston! 615- How are the Heat not in this Dwight Howard derby? HAVE YOU SEEN the [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/10/2012

Traitors, arrests and texting your junk: It must be Monday

600: Headlines! A lot happened over the weekend … did anyone notice tennis? 615: Adrian Peterson arrested for… Resisting Arrest? Hold the phone… How do you get arrested for resisting arrest? Here’s the cops account. [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/09/2012

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Wounded Warriors On The Bay: Catching Perspective … And Fish!

Because of my job, I’m honored to be a part of a lot of fine charitable organizations.

SportsRadio 610–06/25/2012

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Steroid Era Haunts Baseball Now More Than Ever

Matt Cain’s perfection against the Astros on Wednesday night was more than a magnificent personal achievement.

SportsRadio 610–06/14/2012

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All SEVEN rounds of Texans draft picked here? Of course.

The departures of Eric Winston and Mike Brisiel leave a gaping hole on the line. Obviously, Mario Williams’ departure does the same thing at rush-end/linebacker.

SportsRadio 610–04/24/2012

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Here is the leaked Texans 2012 schedule?

According to NowPublic.com. Just a rumor, but for what it’s worth, here is your 2012 projected schedule: Week 1    Sunday    9/9/2012        Texans    @    Broncos    NBC    8:20 PM Week 2    Sunday    9/16/2012        Packers    @    [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/17/2012

John Lopez’ award-winning in-depth profile of Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy

(This is the profile I wrote about Jackie Robinson for the Houston Chronicle 15-years ago. I was honored to win several national awards for this piece. Take your time. I hope you enjoy.) By John [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/15/2012

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