Hang Up and Listen, the Mighty Gator Edition
Listen to Slate's podcast about the week in sports.
Updated Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at 3:57 PM
You can also download the podcast, or you can subscribe to the weekly Hang Up and Listen podcast feed in iTunes. (If you'd prefer to subscribe to the podcast in a program other than iTunes, here's the direct link to the Hang Up and Listen RSS feed.)
Become a fan of Hang Up and Listen on Facebook. Leave us a note and see what other listeners have to say about the latest podcast.
In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, the death of the general-interest sports columnist, and a statistical scandal in the NBA.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Tim Tebow's speech after Florida's 2008 loss to Ole Miss.
Fox broadcaster Thom Brennaman enthuses over Tebow during the 2009 BCS championship game.
Tebow says he's saving himself for marriage.
Austin Murphy's Sports Illustrated cover story "You Gotta Love Tim Tebow."
Jason Fagone's GQ feature "Does God Have a Tim Tebow Complex?"
Pete Thamel's New York Times feature "Florida's Star Yearns To Make a Difference"
Thamel's extended Q&A with Tebow.
The Web site for the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association.
Tebow is not on NFL draft expert Mel Kiper's big board.
John Koblin's New York Observer piece on the death of the sports columnist.
The Sporting Blog's Spencer Hall on why we shouldn't mourn the general-interest columnist.
The Los Angeles Times' Bill Plaschke on the horror of the PGA Tour asking golfers to play more quickly.
Seminal Fire Joe Morgan takedown of Plaschke.
Plaschke's feature on the San Diego Chicken.
Plaschke column about Jim Sterkel, whose name graces the University of Southern California's basketball court.
Tommy Craggs' Deadspin post on how the Vancouver Grizzlies' scorekeeper fudged assist numbers.
Oscar Robertson complains about how assists are too easy to come by these days.
Dennis Hans' Slate article explaining why it was easier to get triple-doubles in Robertson's day.
Michael Lewis' New York Times Magazine article about Shane Battier, the NBA's "No-Stats All-Star."
Hang Up and Listen's weekly Goolagongs:
Mike's Goolagongs: a conversation about fantasy football insurance with Henry Olszewski and the movie Big Fan.
Stefan's Goolagong: The NFL's "do-over" rule for punts that hit off the scoreboard at the new Cowboys stadium.
Josh's Goolagong: Joe Posnanski, author of the Cincinnati Reds book The Machine; a 3,361-word blog post about the badness of the Kansas City Royals; and a column about a minor league pitcher named Disco Hayes.
You can e-mail us at email@example.com.
Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Slate's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen." You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.