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.
It’s always dangerous talking in superlatives, especially when dealing with a small sample size of just 20 NFL games.
600- HEADLINES 615- Week 2 NFL Power Rankings 630- … Top 3 645- You think you know how good JJ Watt has been? Well, I charted every play from the Jags game, and he’s been [...]
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600- HEADLINES! 615- LeBron James is missing an INCREDIBLE chance to endear himself to the masses — including ticket-buying suburbanites — by taking a stand against his name on $290 LeBron shoes. This [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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… [...]
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 [...]
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.