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.
Tania Ganguli, ESPN.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss Jadaeveon Clowney’s knee injury and today’s news that he will likely be out for at least nine months. She discussed the way that the team has handled the injury so far to lead to this point. They also discussed the stadium turf and the fact that some think it is to blame for this and other injuries.
Paul of the B-Straw & Pauly G Show made a movie trailer for Sunday’s likely awful Texans and Jaguars game. The result was edited and hilarious. Enjoy!
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip was all about Jacksonville. They went first to Florida to talk to Dr. David Thompson about the situation with Clowney’s knee that will keep him out of the Jacksonville game and the remainder of the season. Then they traveled to Jacksonville to talk to Mark Long who covers the Jaguars for the Associated Press. He discussed the expansions the Jags have made this season as a franchise and what that is doing for the team.
Former Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the World Series and if baseball can stay relevant. He also weighed in on Roger Goodell’s handling of the situation with Ray Rice. Ryan is glad to see some of the changes in sports protocol on domestic violence.
Jayson Braddock, NFL analyst for Rotoworld, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss Jadeveon Clowney’s injury situation. He said that Clowney doesn’t want to play but the team is trying to force him to get back on the field sooner. He thinks that having Mike Vrabel around is very helpful to a guy like Clowney who needs to be pushed. Braddock talked about the fact that Clowney is seen as a bit of a diva when it comes to his dealings with the trainers and some of his other behaviors. He does think that over time Clowney will mature but he needs time.
Marc Malusis, WFAN New York, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to give some insight into the Giants for this week’s match with the Texans. He discussed a lot of the issues that the Giants are having and the fact that they are very much a work in progress. He says Eli Manning has been hesitant and shown a lack of confidence in his own footwork. He believes if the Giants make the same mistakes as their last game, the Texans will beat them.
Color analyst Spencer Tillman joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss a wide range of football topics. They started out talking about Kenny Hill and A&M’s performance last Thursday. Tillman discussed which teams with a poor week one performance have the most to be worried about this season. He talked about the importance of having a good quarterback for any college football team. Tillman also spoke about the different way he has seen O’Brien approaching his head coaching position so far. He says that the Texans offense just may take a while to get things together but he doesn’t foresee any problem for the defense. Tillman believes Texans will win this first game and will be a force to be reckoned with this season.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Denver the day before the Texans and Broncos preseason game. They spoke to Mike Rice, 850 AM, to get a local perspective on the match up tomorrow. Rice thinks the Broncos veterans will see their most game action in this game in the preseason. He thinks the joint practices were really good for both teams. Rice says the Broncos defense is starting to mesh with the new pieces they’ve added. He says the defense definitely is something that needs continued work for the team this season.
Former Texan Nick Ferguson joined The B-Straw & Pauly G show to talk football. Ferguson discussed his experiences playing Peyton Manning and warned that Manning is always watching what’s going on around him. He said that Ryan Fitzpatrick can make some good plays but he needs to do more than that to be a really good quarterback in the league. He said that having Watt and Clowney helps the Texans a lot, but they need more than that to win games. He thinks that DJ Swearinger needs to cut down on his smack talk and show more on the field. Ferguson thinks O’Brien will “right the ship” though it may not mean they’ll get to the Super Bowl in the next year or two.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip went to Denver for the third day of Texans and Broncos practice. They spoke to James Palmer, CSN Houston, who is in Denver about what happened at practice. Palmer thinks that the reason guys like Chris Myers are sitting out is because he already knows they are on the team and so he is focusing on playing more guys who are on the bubble and still have to make their mark. He thinks Arian Foster is looking really good despite not saying much to the media. He gave updates of how several of the veteran players have been doing in practice this week.