Ted Johnson

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What I do for SportsRadio 610: I’m co-host of the Fred and Ted show weeknights 6-10pm.  I have a nationally-syndicated show on CBS Sports Radio that airs on 610 Sun evenings 5-9pm with Josh Innes.

Birthday: 12/4/72

Twitter: @tedj52

Hometown: Carlsbad, CA

College: University of Colorado (1991-1994)

High School: Carlsbad HS.

How long at SportsRadio 610: Since Summer, 2012

The coolest person at 610: Without question, it is John McClain.  Nobody is better at what he does and has been doing it for as long as he has.  PLUS….he’s a movie star.  It’s not even close really…

What I love about Houston: The people.  H-town has some of the nicest most hospitable people you will find anywhere.  I also like that people here still exchange simple pleasantries.  People here aren’t so busy that they can’t say hello to you.

My favorite four letter word: SEXY.

Favorite people to interview: The ones who are the most sincere/real/funny and honest.   Drew Bledsoe, Andy Roddick, James Carville, John Witherspoon and Marcus Allen come to mind.

My experience:

  • Played Linebacker in NFL 10 years
  • Played in 4 Super Bowls and won 3 of them.
  • I have been doing TV/Radio off and on for the last 8 yrs since retiring from the NFL (I was co-host on the pre and postgame shows for CBS when I covered the Patriots).
  • Adjunct Professor for two years at Suffolk University (Boston).

The teams I followed growing up: Houston Oilers, Houston Rockets and the Houston Astros.  Since I lived/played in Boston for 17 years, I follow the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox.

Signature phrases: 1. There in-lies the rub.  2.  That cake don’t bake.

Favorite sport experiences:

  • Going to Houston Oiler games with my dad growing up.
  • Watching Akeem Olajuwan win back-to-back championships.
  • Meeting Earl Campbell at “Fan Fest” last year hosted by SportsRadio 610.
  • HC Bill McCartney offering me a scholarship to play for the University of Colorado my senior year of HS.
  • Beating Michigan at the “Big House” in 1994 with a “Hail Mary” pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook.
  • Having Bill Parcells draft me in the 2nd Round of the 1995 draft.
  • Winning Superbowl 36 vs. the St. Louis Rams.
  • Playing in my first ever Superbowl in 1997 (SB 31) vs. the Green Bay Packers.
  • Being honored by the Patriots at “Ted Johnson Night” at Gillette Stadium in Dec 2005.

Sports I played growing up: Baseball, basketball and football.  Once I got to high school, the only sport I really excelled at was football.

Family: It have two young children who currently live outside of Boston, MA.  Also, my family has owned a BBQ restaurant (The Original Rib Tickler) for 27 years in Tomball, TX.

Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) DeMaurice Smith (credit: DILIP VISHWANAT/Getty Images

3T – NFL Bullying Over Concussion Research

Sean, Rich & Ted talk about a congressional investigation that claims NFL officials attempted to influence the selection process in a concussion study led by the National Institutes of Health.

SportsRadio 610–16 hours ago

LeBron James #23 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after the game against the Indiana Pacers.

Triple Threat with Mario Elie Segment 4 5-16-16

Sean, Rich & Ted talk to Mario Elie about his favorite basketball movies and TV shows, and also his thoughts on the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA Playoffs.

SportsRadio 610–05/16/2016

Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

Triple Threat with Mario Elie Segment 1 5-16-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk with former Houston Rocket Mario Elie about his future in Orlando after Scott Skiles resigned, if he’d be interested in the Rockets job, his thoughts on former teammates Kenny Smith and Sam Cassell going for the Rockets job, and about how today’s young players respond to tough coaching.

SportsRadio 610–05/16/2016


Triple Threat on Game of Thrones 5-13-16

Sean, Rich & Ted continue their conversation with John McClain. The discussion shifts into talk about Game of Thrones and movies.

SportsRadio 610–05/13/2016


Triple Threat with All Due Respect 5-13-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk about stupid people doing stupid things. Included is a woman who tried to avoid paying her restaurant bill by calling 911 and reporting an armed robbery. Smart lady.

SportsRadio 610–05/13/2016


Triple Threat with All Due Respect 5-9-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk about stupid people, doing stupid things. Included is a person who got tricked by an alligator playing dead, and someone who tried to eat a corn on the cob from a spinning power drill.

SportsRadio 610–05/09/2016


The Triple Threat with All Due Respect 5-6-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk about stupid people doing stupid things. Included is a story about a Houston area school who had a teacher fall for a forged note from a 7 year old. Of course the note included an obvious spelling mistake that the teacher somehow missed.

SportsRadio 610–05/06/2016


Triple Threat with Texans’ Running Back Jonathan Grimes 5-5-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk to Texans’ running back Jonathan Grimes about his mindset as an undrafted free agent, if it’ll be odd not to see Arian Foster in the running back meeting room, and his thoughts on new additions like Brock Osweiler.

SportsRadio 610–05/05/2016


Triple Threat on Laremy Tunsil and the NFL Drug Program 5-3-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk about the situation around first round NFL draft pick Laremy Tunsil and whether or not he would enter the league in their drug program. The initial thought was that he would not, but that may have changed.

SportsRadio 610–05/03/2016


Triple Threat with Mario Elie Part Three 05-02-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk to Mario Elie about what went wrong for the Houston Rockets this season, his experience playing overseas, and much more!

SportsRadio 610–05/02/2016


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