john p. lopez

John Lopez’ award-winning in-depth profile of Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy

(This is the profile I wrote about Jackie Robinson for the Houston Chronicle 15-years ago. I was honored to win several national awards for this piece. Take your time. I hope you enjoy.) By John […]

SportsRadio 610–04/15/2012

Rockets point guard Goran Dragic drives the ball against Steve Blake of the Lakers. (credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gogi-Mania: Why Daryl Morey Was Right To Keep Dragic Over Jeremy Lin

Stop the Lin-sanity. Here’s why: Daryl Morey was right. We — including all the mass of fans and media that questioned why the Rockets released Jeremy Lin in favor of keeping point guard Goran Dragic.


ong Beach State 49ers head coach Dan Monson reacts to a call during a game. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Five Bracket Upsets That WILL Happen

Here are five upsets sure to make you look brilliant.

SportsRadio 610–03/12/2012

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SR610 Guys Discover Platinum Beer In Bud Light Bungalo Basement

The crew from SportsRadio 610 is in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI and staying in the Bud Light Bungalo. Marc Vandermeer takes you on a tour and discovers a creepy guy and a hidden gem in the basement.



A touching review of Taking Flak … and why Pastorini wrote it

    By John P. Lopez When Dan Pastorini and I first began discussing writing his life story, I told him, “You don’t have to let me write the book. But you’d better damn well […]

CBS Houston–12/13/2011

For the record, Mike Meltser, right, was terrified of Mark Henry, center. (credit: Eddie Clarke/CBS Houston via

Mark Henry Could Have Been An Oiler

WWE Superstar Mark Henry joined Mike Meltser and talked about his wrestling career, trying out for the Oilers and his time as an Olympian.



Lopez Reveals Famous Paella Recipe

John Lopez shows you step-by-step how to recerat his famous Paella.



Pastorini book holds nothing back, set for November release

SKU-000504116_COVER Former Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini’s book —  Taking Flak: My life in the fast lane, which was co-authored by John P. Lopez and will offer revealing and entertaining details on Pastorini’s remarkable life, has […]

CBS Houston–09/28/2011


Lopez To Host Weekly Sports Talk Show On Ion TV

Longtime nationally recognized sports writer and broadcaster John P. Lopez will take his wit, humor and keen interviewing skills to “The Tailgate with John Lopez,” debuting Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m. on Ion TV.

CBS Houston–08/17/2011

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Last Astro No-Hitter, Lopez Wrote This Story

Darryl Kile, a surprising All Star in 1993, entered into Astros lore Wednesday night, throwing a stunning nine-strikeout no-hitter against the New York Mets in a 7-1 Astros win.

CBS Houston–06/09/2011