Explore Errol Morris' stunning portraits of sports fanatics

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris chronicles the lives of sports obsessives in his new series, "It's Not Crazy, It's Sports".
Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris. (The Canadian Press)

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris joins guest host Allan Hawco to discuss his artfully-shot series of short films about sports obsessives — including an infamous streaker who has run naked at every major sporting event. The series, dubbed It's Not Crazy, It's Sports, are being released online by ESPN. 

*Click on the listen button above to hear the full segment (audio runs 18:32) 

Sports is human experience, writ small, writ large, says Errol Morris. (Errol Morris)

Web Bonus: Errol Morris remembers Cinéma Verité pioneer Albert Maysles

This interview was taped Friday, just hours after news broke that trailblazing filmmaker Albert Maysles had died ​at the age of 88. Morris reacted off air, praising his colleague for shaping the field of documentary filmmaking as we know it. 

Visit our web-only tribute to Maysles here, where you can hear Morris' full statement. 

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