What I do for 610: I’m the producer for The Fred and Ted Show and The Barry Warner Show. 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.
Al Groh, former coach of Matt Schaub at UVA, joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his former player. He gave his opinion on what’s been going on with Schaub and the Texans lately. He attested to Matt Schaub’s past mental toughness and said he is proven to be a “tough” and “competitive” guy as long as he’s known him. Groh said that each player needs to focus on their own performance in order to turn the team around and move forward.
Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital Journal, joined The Fred & Ted Show to give some perspective on the Kansas City Chiefs team. He discussed Andy Reid as the coach and what that has meant for him and the team. Haskin discussed the offense and how it is developing this season with Alex Smith. He speculated on the chances the Chiefs have to get to the Super Bowl this time around.
USA Today writer Jarrett Bell joined the Fred & Ted Show to talk about his article on the most recent win of the Patriots against the Saints. He discussed whether the Patriots win because of or in spite of Bill Belichick. Bell also talked about some interesting comments by Jim Irsay about Tom Brady. He also commented on the Texans and their recent difficulties.
Former Giants coach Jim Fassel joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about Matt Schaub’s troubles. He talked about his experiences with quarterback troubles in the past. Fassel speculated on what issues Schaub is having right now and how he can move forward. Fassel encourages quarterbacks who aren’t doing well to be made part of the play making decisions because it can help fix things the coach could have over looked. As someone who knows Jeff Fisher, Fassel speculated what he is thinking going into this game.
Rams sideline reporter Tony Softli joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about this Sunday’s game of Rams versus Texans. He talked about the tough time the Rams have been having and why that is. Softli broke down what to watch for with key players like Sam Bradford. He talked about the decrease for the Rams defense this year with inconsistencies and says they will need to be on the ball this week against Arian Foster. He also commented on Jeff Fisher’s attitude as a coach going into this game.
Matt Barrows, covers the 49ers for the Sacramento Bee, joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about Sunday’s match up between the Texans and the 49ers. He said the 49ers are looking to do better as they haven’t been playing up to their high standards from last year. Barrows discussed why the read option has been used less frequency this season due to teams practicing to combat other teams using the read option.
Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young came on The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his view of Matt Schaub. Young says Schaub does the simpler things wrong and he thinks maybe he can’t overcome that. He says how Schaub moves forward this weekend will say a lot about him and where he goes from here. He thinks he is capable of doing it, but that it will not be easy for Schaub to make it happen. He also compared Schaubs style of play versus other quarterbacks.
Daniel Flynn joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his book “The War on Football.” Flynn explores in his book why he thinks football is actually the safest that it has ever been. He says keeping younger boys from sports like football does them a large disservice because they could be learning valuable things and getting good exercise. He believes the lawyers in the concussion lawsuit are over stating things.
Author Jeff Benedict joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his new book on college football, The System. He talked about how it deals with the glory and the ugly side of the game. Benedict talked about how he went about getting information on the different schools for this book. He explained that college football doesn’t seem to be bringing in a lot of money because it is actually such an expensive sport.
Steve Sandmeyer, 1090 The Fan in Seattle, joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about the Seahawks playing the Texans this Sunday. He talked about how to stop Russell Wilson from making plays. Wilson talked about the Seahawks reputation as having a “nasty defense.” He also gave insight to Pete Carroll as coming to his own as coach in Seattle.