What I do for 610: I co-host MaD Radio with Mike Meltzer from 6am to 10am weekdays.
Birthday: February 12
Hometown: Victor, NY
College: Cornell University
How long at SportsRadio 610: I’ve been here since July, 2012
Coolest person at SR610: Based on her trendy glasses, Laura Reynolds. Based on Super Bowl rings, Ted Johnson.
What I love about Houston: I love that it has so many professional sports. I love that it kicked the recession’s ass. I love that it has ethnic diversity.
Favorite four-letter word: The C word. It is the nuclear weapon of four letter words.
Experience: I was a defensive linemen in the NFL for 10 years. I was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1997 , then went to the Texans in 2002, where I played for 5 years.
Teams followed: I grew up a Bills fan. I still have many cheesy Bills posters in my room at my Mom’s house. There exist pictures of me wearing red, white, and blue Zubaz.
Favorite sports experiences: Beating the Cowboys in the first Texans game ever. Going 14-2 and making it to the AFC Championship game with the Jaguars in 1999. Playing college football at a non-scholarship school, where guys played simply because they loved it.
Sports played: I played football from fifth grade through my tenth year in the NFL. I wrestled until my junior year in high school, when I quit because I would have had to wrestle heavyweight at 6’2” and 185 lbs. My wrestling coach thought it was idiotic that I was planning to focus on lifting weights and getting bigger for football. He said something along the lines of, “What do think you’re going to do, play in the NFL?”
Family: My wife competes with the Houston Roller Derby. She’s a furious little badass. My brother, Dan, was an All American wrestler at Clarion University. After college he went on to play for the US in the Rugby World Cup and now is the head rugby coach at Life Univesity.
Mike and Seth talk to Joe Bussell, NFLosophy on Twitter, on the Brock Osweiler signing, and his draft evaluations of both Christian Hackenberg and Carson Wentz.
Seth Payne (Mad Radio 10a-2p Mon-Fri) takes notes while he watches every Rockets games. These or his thoughts, his ideas and his brain written on paper, typed on a phone and e-mailed to us to share with you. Enjoy.
Mike and Seth Talk to former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf about his struggles with addiction and Johnny Manziel’s current problems.
Mike and Seth Talk to NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott about the quality of tackling in today’s game, the 49ers hiring of Chip Kelly. Also, Seth tells a story about Lott calling him out as a rookie.
Mike and Seth Talk to former NFL offensive lineman and ESPN personality Mark Schlereth. Seth tells a story about his welcome to the NFL moment against Mark’s Broncos team, Schlereth said the current Broncos offensive line looks like a “turd that someone took a dump on top of.” So, they’re not very good.
Mike and Seth Talk to 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams about the coaching change in San Francisco, Seth and him talked about what it’s like to play in Vic Fangio’s defense, and more!
Mike and Seth Talk to NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Slater who played for 20 years about blocking Reggie White, what it’d be like to block J.J. Watt, the Rams moving to LA, and more!
Mike and Seth Talk to former NFL running back Tiki Barber about why he hates the Pistol offensive formation, why his brother Ronde should be in the Hall of Fame, why Marshall Faulk was important to his career, and the health of Arian Foster.
Mike and Seth Talk to UFC Fighter Dominick Cruz about cutting weight before fights, the stamina needed to go five rounds, and how he adapted to doing TV commentary.
Mike and Seth Talk to Former Houston Oiler Spencer Tillman about RG3 going to the Texans (he’s not a big fan), the college quarterback prospects this year, the Super Bowl and more.