The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios


The Final Four of Sports

What's the best thing about your favorite sport? And what's the worst thing?

We took calls from diehard football, baseball, soccer, and hockey fans about their love of the game and what drives them crazy about their sport.

@BrianLehrer Baseball best: memories of my dad; worst: slow pace due to long breaks for COMMERCIALS on TV-no prob with pace of a normal game

— Jillian Schwedler (@DrJSchwedler) April 4, 2016

@BrianLehrer so many lovely racehorses treated badly (little vet care, poor training, &c) but some (superstars) treated exceptionally well

— GrrlScientist (@GrrlScientist) April 4, 2016

Soccer! @BrianLehrer best bit: a well-played game is can't-look-away exciting, and just long enough to be satisfying. Worst: FIFA.

— A. W. Sommers (@allison_sommers) April 4, 2016

@BrianLehrer Fave sport is track and field. On TV twice a year. Too many drugs. Bad announcing. No promotion by governing body.

— Joe Paille (@JoePaill) April 4, 2016


 2016-04-04  13m