What you do for 610: I fill in as needed on the weekends now that I’m a teacher and coach.
College: University of Houston, class of 2006
High school: Mount Carmel High School
How long at SportsRadio 610: since I was an intern in college
Coolest person at SR610: I dunno. I’d have to say Joel Blank. I really enjoy working with him. When the Rockets lose, it’s his sense of humor that keeps me from gouging my eye ball out!
What I love about Houston: Beautiful city, three major sports teams, a lot of family history in the city and a lot of very nice people. You can’t beat that southern hospitality.
Favorite four-letter word: I know which four letter word I say more than any other, but it’s not necessarily my favorite!
Favorite players to interview: Luis Scola. Case Keenum. Do former players count? If so, Craig Biggio.
Experience: I’ve lived in this city my whole life and feel like I’ve got a solid beat on the sports scene and learned a lot from my grandfather who played professional baseball and served on the city council for 30 years, so I feel like I’ve got a lot of knowledge from having been raised by him and try to share that with the people that listen to our program.
Teams followed: Astros, Rockets, Texans, Cougars, Wwls…basically all of the local sports teams minus the Dynamo and Aeros.
Signature phrases or lines: I have none…I like to use “words” like stategery (spelled like good old Bush 43 says it) and that’s about it.
Favorite sports experiences: long tossing with another houston radio personality on the field at minute maid park before a media softball game. Covering the roger Clemens press conference at the GRB in which he lambasted houston media for not supporting him about his steroid allegations. I covered the Astros game in which Craig Biggio picked up hit #3000, and one of the many faithful fans that attended the Astros and Braves 2005 ALDS game in which they came back to win on a Chris Burke homer in the 18th inning.
Sports played: Baseball, basketball, football, soccer and track in high school. Played baseball for Houston Mens Baseball League, a beer belly league baseball for the last seven years at Mason Park.
Family: Just proud to say that I’m the grandson of one of the greatest human beings God pit on this earth, Frank Mancuso. He had a long and good baseball career for 18 years in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. He served his city with honesty, integrity and heart for 30 years. But besides all that he was a good catholic who never let anything get in the way of he believed in, he was the ultimate family man, took care of his wife, my grandmother for 50 plus years of marriage as well as his family in which he always provided the very best for.
More: Whatever I do in life I’ll give it my ALL, I work harder than anyone else at what I do and pride myself on that, I enjoy working hard, it’s about the sense of accomplishment, while I may not ultimately achieve the goal I set out for, I usually feel pretty damn good knowing that I left it all out there regardless. I may not ever be the best at any one particular thing, but I’m going to die trying.
There are all kinds of people that we come across in our lives that drive us, motivate and push us in a certain direction.
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