Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Brian, the World Cup started this week and like most Americans, I'm sure you were glued to your TV watching something else.
SAGAL: But as the tournament began, one of the big debates among the teams was whether the players would be allowed to do what?
BRIAN BABYLON: Give me a slight hint.
SAGAL: Well, they're only allowed to score on the field.
BABYLON: Oh, no - man - because it's party with the locals?
SAGAL: They're not allowed to have sex.
(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)
SAGAL: Many teams banned their players from sexual relations for the duration of the tournament. Said the Mexican coach, quote, "If a player can't go one month without having sexual relations, then they're not prepared to be a professional player."
BABYLON: You going to say that to me in Rio? That's rude, bro.
SAGAL: The good news is is that means about 70 percent of our listeners are prepared to be professional soccer players.
SAGAL: Congratulations everyone. By the way, the coach of the U.S. team says his players are allowed to have sex, but they still won't be as good at it as the European players.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)
SAGAL: Support for NPR comes from NPR stations, and Carbonite, automatic and encrypted backup solutions designed for small business. Details at carbonite.com. Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers, working to help students learn to read and comprehend to their potential - 800-300-1818. And the Economic Development Authority of Fairfax County, Virginia, home to more than 400 international companies at powerofideas.org.
We'll be back in a minute with more WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME from NPR.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.