Seth Payne

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What I do for 610: I co-host MaD Radio with Mike Meltzer from 6am to 10am weekdays.

Birthday: February 12

Twitter: @PayneNFL

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.

MaD Radio with Former Texan Wade Smith 5-11-2016

Mike and Seth Talk to former Houston Texans’ offensive lineman Wade Smith. They asked for his opinion on Texans 2nd round pick Nick Martin, said that he doesn’t do anything great, but also doesn’t make mistakes and should be solid. Also said we should hold off on Chris Myers comparisons. Smith also had a great story about how seriously Peyton Manning took the Pro-Bowl.


MaD Radio on Big 12 Expansion 5-11-2016

Mike and Seth Talk about recent reports that indicate differing opinions inside the Big 12 about whether or not they should expand to 12 teams. They also discuss how that might impact the University of Houston.


MaD Radio on Dwight Howard’s Comments 5-11-2016

Mike and Seth Talk about Dwight Howard’s appearance on Inside the NBA on TNT with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith last night. Dwight talked about playing with James Harden, about the opt-out in his contract, about sometimes checking out mentally during games, and more!


Mad Radio with Mad Takes 5-10-2016

Mike and Seth Talk about Sean McDonough taking over as the Monday Night Football voice, Dwyane Wade apologizing, Antonio Cromartie having another kid, and Tom Brady’s cookbook.


Mad Radio with Denver reporter Ian St. Clair on Brock Osweiler 4-1-2016

Mike and Seth talk to Denver reporter Ian St. Clair who called the Texans’ signing of Brock Osweiler desperate and stupid. Mike and Seth disagree to put it mildly.


Mad Radio With Joe Bussell on the NFL 04-01-2016

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’s Rockets Notes: Houston At Golden State

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.


Mad Radio with Ryan Leaf on Radio Row 2-5-2016

Mike and Seth Talk to former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf about his struggles with addiction and Johnny Manziel’s current problems.


Mad Radio with NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott 2-5-2016

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.


Mad Radio with ESPN’s Mark Schlereth 2-5-2016

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.