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The legendary Houston sports talk duo of John Granato and Lance Zierlein are reunited and better than ever. Granato is a staple of Houston media and Zierlein is an NFL draft expert with http://NFL.com and NFL Network. There isn’t a quicker two hours in radio than ESPN Houston’s “The Bench.”

The Bench with John and Lanc‪e‬ ESPN Houston

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    • 4.9 • 122 Ratings

The legendary Houston sports talk duo of John Granato and Lance Zierlein are reunited and better than ever. Granato is a staple of Houston media and Zierlein is an NFL draft expert with http://NFL.com and NFL Network. There isn’t a quicker two hours in radio than ESPN Houston’s “The Bench.”

    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 1

    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 1

    In hour one, John, Lance and Del talk about Les Miles, The possibility of a traveling basketball league to rival the NCAA and the guys talk about the NBA All-Star draft.

    • 55 min
    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 2

    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 2

    In Hour two the guys talk draft, car accidents and the possibility of a Monday night NFL playoff game

    • 55 min
    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 3

    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 3

    In the third hour the guys go over the all-time sack leader for each NFL team, some Deshaun talk. Dusty Baker comments on the Framber Valdez injury and more on the draft. 

    • 50 min
    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 4

    3/5/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 4

    In the final hour of the show, John and Del go over some headlines. Kliff Kingsbury compares JJ Watt to Tom Brady. Brett Favre walks back his comments on Deshaun Watson. The Ravens propose a new overtime rule, and news of the weird. 

    • 48 min
    03/04/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 4

    03/04/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 4

    John and Del kick off the final hour by talking about the Ball brothers and the NBA. They also discuss different quarterback draft prospects. The guys wrap up the show with "Throw Shade Thursday" and "The News of the Weird." 

    • 48 min
    03/04/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 3

    03/04/2021 The Bench with John and Lance Hour 3

    John and Lance start the third hour by discussing the salary cap for different NFL teams and their potential offseason moves. They also talk about playoff odds for the MLB. The guys then discuss the comments made by UT-Austin football players on "The Eyes of Texas."

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

bagsfan_34 ,

Granato and LZ! Nuff said.

Blue Mountains Johnny and Rappin’ Dad crushing it. Dale keeping them honest. Best show on the entire dial. Keep those egg rolls frying!

knightfd ,

Radio Gold

John and Lance are the platinum standard for sports radio in Houston. Funny & informed discussion. They don’t carry anyone’s water.

Sonny in Dallas ,

Best podcast ever

Best podcast ever

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