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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the baseball playoffs, the United States soccer team qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, NFL health care and Malcolm Gladwell's article linking the NFL and dogfighting, and the state of the WNBA.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Watching the Honduras-USA soccer match on closed-circuit television.
Raiders assistant Randy Hanson says head coach Tom Cable threatened his life.
Stefan's New York Times op-ed on NFL health care.
Josh's story on how Florida should respond to Tim Tebow's concussion.
Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker essay comparing the NFL to dogfighting.
Michael Silver's Yahoo Sports piece on Kyle Turley's head injuries.
The New York Times' Karen Crouse compares this year's WNBA Finals to the NBA's Bird-Magic duels of the 1980s.
Bill Simmons runs down his problems with the WNBA.
Steve Kerr provided free tickets for Phoenix Mercury fans; Larry Bird did the same for Indiana Fever rooters.
Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird make big bucks playing pro basketball in Russia.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly greenies:
Mike's greenie: Lou Gehrig's post-baseball stint on the New York City parole board.
Stefan's greenie: Did the winning field goal in last weekend's Bengals-Browns game actually miss?
Josh's greenie: The artists behind the tattoos in NBA video games.
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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 email@example.com and follow him on Twitter.
Drew Magary is a Deadspin columnist and author of the book Men With Balls: The Professional Athlete's Handbook.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.