Wall Street Journal The Sports Retort

Wall Street Journal The Sports Retort

Episodes

  • The Sports Retort, Aug. 18, 2014

    Aug 18, 2014 | 42 min
    Mo'ne Davis is the talk of the sports world, but should we make such a big deal about Little League?
  • The Sports Retort, Aug. 11, 2014

    Aug 11, 2014 | 32 min
    A view of preseason football (and soccer) from an Englishman. Plus, why amateur sports still needs a big change.
  • The Sports Retort, Aug. 4, 2014

    Aug 4, 2014 | 45 min
    Are you ready for some football? We go on a training camp tour of the NFL with Kevin Clark.
  • The Sports Retort, July 28, 2014

    Jul 28, 2014 | 28 min
    Jason Gay joins us to judge which sports events would work better running just once every four years and whether cycling or golf has a bigger problem reaching young fans.
  • The Sports Retort, July 24, 2014

    Jul 24, 2014 | 45 min
    The Yankees' tarp troubles raises a deeper question: Why don't they play more baseball in the mud? Plus how to fix Brazilian soccer and much more.
  • The Sports Retort, July 21, 2014

    Jul 21, 2014 | 36 min
    Baseball's unwritten rules, putting athletes to the pancake test and sympathy for Ivan Drago.
  • The Sports Retort, July 17, 2014

    Jul 17, 2014 | 36 min
    Ranking golf's majors, counting down the days until college football season and grooving pitches to Derek Jeter.
  • The Sports Retort, July14, 2014

    Jul 14, 2014 | 32 min
    Sure, Germany won the World Cup, but one question remains: Was the game-winning goal a true golazo?
  • The Sports Retort, July 10, 2014

    Jul 10, 2014 | 40 min
    The Sports Retort handicaps Argentina-Germany and presents a theory for why LeBron James isn't the most important NBA free agent this summer.
  • The Sports Retort, July 7, 2014

    Jul 7, 2014 | 44 min
    Ahead of the Midsummer Classic, the Sports Retort catches up on baseball's first half and propose innovative suggestions on how to bring more fun to the game.
  • The Sports Retort, July 2, 2014

    Jul 2, 2014 | 29 min
    With the U.S. out of the World Cup, what's your interest level in the rest of the tournament?
  • The Sports Retort, June 30, 2014

    Jun 30, 2014 | 40 min
    Does the U.S. have a prayer against Belgium in the World Cup, and if the game goes to penalty kicks, which five Americans would get the call?
  • The Sports Retort, June 27, 2014

    Jun 27, 2014 | 37 min
    Should the U.S. men's national soccer team play in South America's World Cup qualifying group?
  • The Sports Retort, June 23, 2014

    Jun 23, 2014 | 41 min
    Jason Gay joins us to talk up the World Cup's Germany-U.S. showdown and the experience of getting rushed by Chilean fans in the press box.
  • The Sports Retort, June 19, 2014

    Jun 19, 2014 | 34 min
    Innovation dominates talk of how to improve World Cup officiating. Plus: overly eager Chilean fans and star players possibly afraid of needles.
  • The Sports Retort, June 16, 2014

    Jun 16, 2014 | 32 min
    Should the World Cup just be limited to soccer? The Sports Retort offers an innovative suggestion on how it could be expanded into the ultimate team event.
  • The Sports Retort, June 12, 2014

    Jun 12, 2014 | 40 min
    Jonathan Clegg joins the Retort from Rio to play in our World Cup snake draft and rate the best Wes Anderson movies.
  • The Sports Retort, June 9, 2014

    Jun 9, 2014 | 45 min
    Jason Gay joins the Sports Retort to discuss World Cup mania and the overloaded sports calendar.
  • The Sports Retort, June 5, 2014

    Jun 5, 2014 | 42 min
    The Sports Retort's Ponies and Tonys show handicaps the possible Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, the top Broadway productions and whether Daniel Radcliffe would make a good jockey.
  • The Sports Retort, June 2, 2014

    Jun 2, 2014 | 43 min
    What will the U.S. starting 11 be in Brazil? Plus, Ballmer's trophy acquisition and a Stanley Cup preview.
  • The Sports Retort, May 29, 2014

    May 29, 2014 | 31 min
    Which teams in baseball deserve to win? Plus, Sochi memories and the closing window for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • The Sports Retort, May 27, 2014

    May 27, 2014 | 42 min
    What's the best holiday to watch sports on? Plus, catching up on the Rangers and the French Open.
  • The Sports Retort, May 22, 2014

    May 22, 2014 | 36 min
    The biggest revelation at the NFL's owners meetings? Owners love Jon Bon Jovi. Plus, college football over/unders and the cities that would be least excited to win a title.
  • The Sports Retort, May 19, 2014

    May 19, 2014 | 45 min
    Jason Gay joins the Sports Retort to discuss Triple Crown mania and if the Pacers were just playing possum. He also has a radically innovative suggestion for baseball.
  • The Sports Retort, May 15, 2014

    May 15, 2014 | 45 min
    Will the winner of the Pacers-Wizards series become the worst conference finalist in any sport ever?
  • The Sports Retort, May 12, 2014

    May 12, 2014 | 39 min
    Why Johnny Manziel would have been the perfect pick for the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Jets. Plus, getting chippy about Sidney Crosby.
  • The Sports Retort, May 8, 2014

    May 8, 2014 | 46 min
    The Journal's Kevin Clark empties his notebook for us ahead of the NFL draft with tales of Manziel, Belichick and McGill University.
  • The Sports Retort, May 6, 2014

    May 5, 2014 | 49 min
    Can anyone come up with a reason for the Miami Heat to worry after the latest turns in the NBA playoffs?
  • The Sports Retort, May. 1, 2014

    May 1, 2014 | 37 min
    The annual Kentucky Derby horse snake draft includes digressions about Tony Danza and Superman villains. Plus: crab legs on the sports page.
  • The Sports Retort, Apr. 28, 2014

    Apr 28, 2014 | 32 min
    The Sports Retort discusses the news surrounding the alleged comments made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, lamenting the unfortunate timing considering the Clippers' recent success and the surprisingly entertaining NBA playoffs.
  • The Sports Retort, April 24, 2014

    Apr 24, 2014 | 47 min
    Paul Shirley and Chris Herring join the Retort's long-promised NBA extravaganza, with talk of Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony, overmatched coaches and crying on "One Shining Moment."
  • The Sports Retort, April 21, 2014

    Apr 21, 2014 | 44 min
    The Sports Retort podcast steers across the Atlantic Ocean and lands in Spain for the Champions League. Plus, why London should get an NFL team.
  • The Sports Retort, April 17, 2014

    Apr 17, 2014 | 49 min
    Why memories of the Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" teams make us feel so good. Plus, a preview of the NHL and NBA playoffs.
  • The Sports Retort, April 14, 2014

    Apr 14, 2014 | 46 min
    Jason Gay is back from Augusta to answer a full battery of Masters questions.
  • The Sports Retort, April 10, 2014

    Apr 10, 2014 | 43 min
    How is the Masters like "The Truman Show"? The Journal's Matthew Futterman joins us to explain his theory.
  • The Sports Retort, April 7, 2014

    Apr 7, 2014 | 40 min
    UConn vs. Kentucky: Which team deserves to win? Plus, setting up Masters week, checking in on the Derby contenders and dipping our toe in the NBA water.
  • The Sports Retort, April 3, 2014

    Apr 3, 2014 | 36 min
    Jason Gay joins the Retort to explain his side of his very real beef over a cat mug with the NCAA, along with his opinions of dogs on Wisconsin's so-called Motion W.
  • The Sports Retort, March 31, 2014

    Mar 31, 2014 | 40 min
    The Captain: Is that William Shatner or Derek Jeter? Plus, a breakdown of the Final Four and a preview of the AL and NL West.
  • The Sports Retort, March 27, 2014

    Mar 27, 2014 | 42 min
    Does the NFL have a celebration problem? Plus, why bringing up your bracket is as annoying as talking about your fantasy team.
  • The Sports Retort, March 24, 2014

    Mar 24, 2014 | 43 min
    We feast on the NCAA tournament, with debate over whether to celebrate Kentucky's win over Wichita State, post-mortems for Duke and Syracuse and fresh Cyclone memories.
  • The Sports Retort, March 20, 2014

    Mar 20, 2014 | 34 min
    The Retorters become divided over whether a long run by Wichita State in the NCAA tournament would be a good or bad thing.
  • The Sports Retort, March 17, 2014

    Mar 17, 2014 | 37 min
    Breaking down the NCAA tournament: Time for Wichita State to face a true challenge, which team is this year's Florida Gulf Coast and why Syracuse may be the King Hippo team of the tournament.
  • The Sports Retort, March 13, 2014

    Mar 13, 2014 | 37 min
    How much denial are Jets fans in about Darrelle Revis playing in New England? Plus, overdue love for conference tournaments and handicapping the AL Central.
  • The Sports Retort, March 10, 2014

    Mar 10, 2014 | 41 min
    Want to get deep into the weeds to find a college-basketball sleeper? Consider Maryland (for your NIT pool). Plus a look at other NCAA bubble teams and a preview of the NL Central division.
  • The Sports Retort, March 6, 2014

    Mar 6, 2014 | 46 min
    Jason Gay joins the Sports Retort while shopping for groceries at Trader Joe's, debating the finer points of honey sesame seed almonds and Carmelo Anthony.
  • The Sports Retort, march 3, 2014

    Mar 3, 2014 | 52 min
    After a tumultuous weekend, the Retort team breaks down which college basketball teams will most likely claim the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.
  • The Sports Retort, February 27, 2014

    Feb 27, 2014 | 38 min
    The Retort begins to work its way into baseball shape with a rundown of early over-under MLB win total predictions.
  • The Sports Retort, February 24, 2014

    Feb 24, 2014 | 38 min
    College basketball moves to center stage. Actually, it shares center stage with football prospects doing standing broad jumps. But the Retort is ready.
  • The Sports Retort, February 20, 2014

    Feb 20, 2014 | 29 min
    We get another Olympic dispatch from our team in Sochi, including a plan to engineer a bloodless coup of USA Curling.
  • The Sports Retort, February 17, 2014

    Feb 17, 2014 | 12 min
    On the latest Sports Retort, Olympics savant Matthew Futterman joins us from the mountains above Sochi to discuss his borderline-irrational adoration of cross-country skiing and why he's made enemies in the Netherlands.
  • The Sports Retort, February 13, 2014

    Feb 13, 2014 | 40 min
    Jason Gay and Jim Chairusmi join us from Sochi to ponder which Winter Olympic sport (besides curling) could someone least embarrass himself in with no training.
  • The Sports Retort, February 10, 2014

    Feb 10, 2014 | 35 min
    What would make the best NFL home for Missouri draft prospect Michael Sam? And how does Sochi's European Restaurant compare with Asian Restaurant?
  • The Sports Retort, February 6, 2014

    Feb 6, 2014 | 27 min
    Jim Chairusmi checks in from Sochi with a full report on the Olympic buildup: some good, some bad and lots of very, very strange.
  • The Sports Retort, February 3, 2014

    Feb 3, 2014 | 42 min
    Why would any neutral observer enjoy a 43-8 Super Bowl? The Sports Retort has the answer.
  • The Sports Retort, January 30, 2014

    Jan 30, 2014 | 39 min
    We leave no gambling stone unturned ahead of the Super Bowl, up to and including prop bets involving the gloves of opera singers.
  • The Sports Retort, January 27, 2014

    Jan 27, 2014 | 35 min
    The Sports Retort discusses whether New York/New Jersey is the ideal location for the NFL's biggest game. Plus, is it time for the NHL to put the Stadium Series on ice?
  • The Sports Retort, January 23, 2014

    Jan 23, 2014 | 43 min
    We celebrate a burst of innovation by the NFL, from how it chooses its Pro Bowl teams to the possible demise of the extra point.
  • The Sports Retort, January 16, 2014

    Jan 16, 2014 | 37 min
    A full-throated defense of Jim Harbaugh's khakis anchors the Retort's coverage of what we like to call the NFL Football Playoff.
  • The Sports Retort, Jan. 13, 2014

    Jan 13, 2014 | 35 min
    The Sports Retort, Jan. 13, 2014
  • The Sports Retort, January 9, 2014

    Jan 9, 2014 | 38 min
    The Sports Retort, January 9, 2014
  • The Sports Retort, January 6, 2014

    Jan 6, 2014 | 46 min
    The Sports Retort, January 6, 2014
  • The Sports Retort, January 2, 2014

    Jan 2, 2014 | 43 min
    The Sports Retort, January 2, 2014
  • The Sports Retort, December 30, 2013

    Dec 30, 2013 | 32 min
    The Sports Retort, December 30, 2013
  • WSJ The Sports Retort, Dec. 26, 2013

    Dec 26, 2013 | 42 min
    WSJ The Sports Retort, Dec. 26, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, December 23, 2013

    Dec 23, 2013 | 38 min
    The Sports Retort, December 23, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, December 19, 2013

    Dec 19, 2013 | 38 min
    The Sports Retort, December 19, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, December 16, 2013

    Dec 16, 2013 | 47 min
    The Sports Retort, December 16, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, December 12, 2013

    Dec 12, 2013 | 46 min
    The Sports Retort, December 12, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, December 9, 2013

    Dec 9, 2013 | 42 min
    The Sports Retort, December 9, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, December 5, 2013

    Dec 5, 2013 | 45 min
    The Sports Retort, December 5, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, December 2, 2013

    Dec 2, 2013 | 47 min
    The Sports Retort, December 2, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 27, 2013

    Nov 27, 2013 | 44 min
    The Sports Retort, November 27, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 25, 2013

    Nov 25, 2013 | 46 min
    The Sports Retort, November 25, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 21, 2013

    Nov 21, 2013 | 42 min
    The Sports Retort, November 21, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 18, 2013

    Nov 18, 2013 | 36 min
    The Sports Retort, November 18, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013 | 43 min
    The Sports Retort, November 14, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 11, 2013

    Nov 11, 2013 | 40 min
    The Sports Retort, November 11, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 7, 2013

    Nov 7, 2013 | 45 min
    The Sports Retort, November 7, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, November 4, 2013

    Nov 4, 2013 | 47 min
    The Sports Retort, November 4, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 31, 2013

    Oct 31, 2013 | 13 min
    The Sports Retort, October 31, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 28, 2013

    Oct 28, 2013 | 50 min
    The Sports Retort, October 28, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 24, 2013

    Oct 24, 2013 | 42 min
    The Sports Retort, October 24, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 21, 2013

    Oct 21, 2013 | 42 min
    The Sports Retort, October 21, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 17, 2013

    Oct 17, 2013 | 50 min
    The Sports Retort, October 17, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 14, 2013

    Oct 14, 2013 | 45 min
    The Sports Retort, October 14, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 10, 2013

    Oct 10, 2013 | 47 min
    The Sports Retort, October 10, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 7, 2013

    Oct 7, 2013 | 47 min
    The Sports Retort, October 7, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, October 3, 2013

    Oct 3, 2013 | 41 min
    The Sports Retort, October 3, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, September 30, 2013

    Sep 30, 2013 | 52 min
    The Sports Retort, September 30, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, September 26, 2013

    Sep 26, 2013 | 39 min
    The Sports Retort, September 26, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, September 23, 2013

    Sep 23, 2013 | 46 min
    The Sports Retort, September 23, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, September 19, 2013

    Sep 19, 2013 | 43 min
    The Sports Retort, September 19, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, Sep. 17, 2013

    Sep 17, 2013 | 33 min
    The Sports Retort, Sep. 17, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, September 12, 2013

    Sep 12, 2013 | 38 min
    The Sports Retort, September 12, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, September 9, 2013

    Sep 9, 2013 | 34 min
    The Sports Retort, September 9, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, September 5, 2013

    Sep 5, 2013 | 44 min
    The Sports Retort, September 5, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, August 29, 2013

    Aug 29, 2013 | 34 min
    The Sports Retort, August 29, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, August 26, 2013

    Aug 26, 2013 | 44 min
    The Sports Retort, August 26, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, August 22, 2013

    Aug 22, 2013 | 42 min
    The Sports Retort, August 22, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, August 19, 2013

    Aug 19, 2013 | 39 min
    The Sports Retort, August 19, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, August 15, 2013

    Aug 15, 2013 | 36 min
    The Sports Retort, August 15, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, August 12, 2013

    Aug 12, 2013 | 34 min
    The Sports Retort, August 12, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, August 7, 2013

    Aug 7, 2013 | 36 min
    The Sports Retort, August 7, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, Aug 1, 2013

    Aug 1, 2013 | 38 min
    The Sports Retort, Aug 1, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, July 29, 2013

    Jul 29, 2013 | 44 min
    The Sports Retort, July 29, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, July 25, 2013

    Jul 25, 2013 | 37 min
    The Sports Retort, July 25, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, July 22, 2013

    Jul 22, 2013 | 40 min
    The Sports Retort, July 22, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, July 22, 2013

    Jul 22, 2013 | 3 min
    The Sports Retort, July 22, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, Jul 18, 2013

    Jul 18, 2013 | 41 min
    The Sports Retort, Jul 18, 2013
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  • The Sports Retort, June 27, 2013

    Jun 27, 2013 | 46 min
    The Sports Retort, June 27, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, June 24, 2013

    Jun 24, 2013 | 46 min
    The Sports Retort, June 24, 2013
  • The Sports Retort, June 20, 2013

    Jun 20, 2013 | 46 min
    The Sports Retort, June 20, 2013
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