What I do for 610: I’m the producer for B-Straw & Pauly G. I help to book guests, screen calls, and find interesting stories every day.
Birthday: October 21
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Nickname: People often think my name is pronounced like Laura so I get that a lot, otherwise Lara is pretty short already to have a nickname
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
College: Texas State University in San Marcos, TX
High school: Clements High School in Sugar Land, TX
How long at SportsRadio 610: Since 2011
How long in radio business: Since 2009
Coolest person at SR610: Job Tennant
What I love about Houston: The great variety of things to see and do
Favorite four-letter word: SPAR
Experience: I started at the bottom and am still fighting my way up
Teams followed: Texans, Rockets, Dynamo
Signature phrase: Probably something sarcastic.
Favorite sports experiences: Meeting athletes at Fan Fest, going to Astros games with friends, being my dad’s only sporty child so he was my coach a lot.
Sports played: I played soccer and volleyball all through the early years and dabbled a bit in gymnastics and ice-skating. I did some track and field too.
Family: My parents told me I could do anything I wanted. I think they may regret that now that I’ve decided what I want to do is radio. I have a very awesome and supportive family though.
More: I have a great passion for radio and really enjoy having a job that challenges me and keeps me interested every day. Plus it’s a lot of fun to be one of the only girls at a Sports station. There’s never a dull moment.
The guys break away from sports for a few minutes to talk about subjects that will make you laugh, or scratch your head. They start the segment off discussing the animals that they believe that shouldn’t have been allowed onto Noah’s arc and there most popular pic— the unicorn… The subject quickly switches over to the bizarre story about a nine month old baby being charged with attempted murder by Pakistani officials. The segment wraps up with everyone’s favorite thinking place; the port-o-potty
B-Straw and Pauly G gas up the car and rip open the sunflower seeds for another road trip. On this trip, the guys cruise west to Fresno, California before finishing the trip in Pittsburgh. Joining the hosts on their first stop is B.J. Antiola from the Fresno Bee, who reports on quarterback Derrek Carr’s pro day. According to Antiola, Carr’s numerous broken school records do not overcome the inconsistencies he has shown on game film, which may hurt his draft status. On their final stop of the trip, the guys are joined by KDKA Pittsburg’s Pat Bostick. Pat is the color commentator of Pittsburgh Panthers football and has a clear idea of how quarterback Tom Savage will fit into the NFL. Bostick states that Savage is a tough quarterback that makes throws under duress; a skill every quarterback must possess at the NFL level.
B-Straw and Pauly G start off the segment with news about a homeless man in New York City that was arrested for watching porn on the street. They move on to the names of the vehicles that they have previously owned. The main topic of discussion involved a Michigan State fan that was hospitalized after ‘talking trash’ on Michigan University’s campus.
Brien and Paul fill up their gas tank and head east to Baton Rouge and Athens. Joining them on their first stop is Tommy Krysan from Pelican Sports Network. Tommy gives an in-depth summary of LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s pro-day today. Mettenberger suffered a torn ACL during the 2013 season and according to Tommy, he still has not fully recovered from surgery. Dan Mathews from Football.com joins the boys on their last stop in Athens to talk about Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and the status of his recovery, after suffering the same injury as Mettenberger last season. Dan says Murray is having a rapid recovery and will be able to fully participate in his pro-day next week.
Brien and Paul take a road trip up to Hartford, Connecticut and Lexington, Kentucky to gather more information on the highly anticipated National Championship between the UConn Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats. Paul Nanos Fox Sports Radio 1410 joins the guys on their first stop in Hartford to make a case for why he believes the Huskies will hoist the championship trophy tonight. They finish their trip in Lexington with Rob Bromley from WKYT-TV, who describes Kentucky’s miraculous trip to the championship and why they will have the Cinderella story finish
Vinny Cerrato from 105.7 “The Fan” joins Brien and Paul to talk about former Texans head coach, Gary Kubiak and how well he will fit in as the new offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Vinny predicts that Coach Kubiak’s offense will improve QB Joe Flacco’s skills on the field and his mental preparation in the film-room. In Vinny’s opinion, Joe Flacco and the rest of the Ravens team is making too many poor excuses for their performance last year.
Former Texans Safety Nick Ferguson joins B-Straw and Pauly G to present his case on why the Texans shouldn’t pass up on South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney. Ferguson contends that Clowney’s high motor and God given talents earn him the right to be in contention for the number one overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft. Ferguson goes on to discuss how defense ‘wins championships and evaluates some of the quarterbacks that will be selected in the draft.
Tonight in the helpless the guys started out talking about Ashley Madison, the website for married people looking to cheat. There are apparently 160,000 Houston members on this site and the popular areas of town were found to include Sugar Land and West U. Rob Ford continues to do stupid things up in Canada. Also there is a city limiting the amount of coins you can use to pay for things after officials had to spend hours counting $20 in coins.
NBC Golf Channel analyst Mark Rolfing joined The B-Straw and Pauly G show to discuss the up coming Masters. He gave his thoughts on the front running players and who he thinks will win it all. Rolfing said that despite the weather he thinks the Shell Houston Open will be well attended as it is a well respected tournament.
Brien and Paul set off on a Friday Road Trip to Hartford and Nashville. First they talked to Paul Nanos, Fox Sports Radio 1410 Hartford, to discuss UConn in the Final Four. Then they journeyed to Nashville to talk to Matt Segal, Host of “Afternoon Press Box” WNSR, about the Titans cutting Chris Johnson. He discussed the viability of the Titans moving forward versus the rest of the AFC South.