Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen for the week of Feb. 22, 2010.

Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen for the week of Feb. 22, 2010.

Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen for the week of Feb. 22, 2010.

Slate's sports podcast.
Feb. 22 2010 3:29 PM

Hang Up and Listen, the Tape-Delay Edition

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Listen to "Hang Up and Listen" with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest June Thomas by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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, answer Mike's trivia question, and see what other listeners have to say about the latest podcast. Please help us with the Slate Podcast Pledge Drive—and give yourself a shot to become a guest panelist—by sending your Hang Up and Listen "conversion story" to hangup@slate.com.

In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about NBC's coverage of the Olympics, Sunday's USA-Canada hockey match, the continuing controversy over Vancouver's luge and bobsled track, Tiger Woods' public apology, and the massive salary dumping surrounding the NBA's trade deadline.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen's weekly "kiss-and-cry":

June's kiss-and-cry: Her teenage ardor for then tennis player (now Olympics host) Mary Carillo.
Mike's kiss-and-cry: The Canadian hockey team should bench goaltender Martin Brodeur.
Stefan's kiss-and-cry: The poem "The Giving Z," a tribute to ex-Cavs center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
Josh's kiss-and-cry: Kevin Durant used to rank near the bottom of the NBA in adjusted plus-minus. Now he leads the league.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

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Posted on Feb. 22 by Josh Levin at 4 p.m.

Feb. 15, 2010

Listen to "Hang Up and Listen" with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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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, answer Mike's trivia question, and see what other listeners have to say about the latest podcast. Please help us with the Slate Podcast Pledge Drive—and give yourself a shot to become a guest panelist—by sending your Hang Up and Listen "conversion story" to hangup@slate.com.

In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the death of Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, the media pose of American skier Lindsey Vonn, and a laid-off baseball writer who's continuing to work thanks to some online fundraising.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

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Slate's complete coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Seth Stevenson's dispatch from Vancouver, including thoughts on the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili.

Kumaritashvili's father says his son was terrified of the luge track at the Whistler Sliding Center.

Olympic officials say "deficiencies in the track" were not to blame for the slider's death.

SI.com's Luke Winn talks to members of the 1964 American luge team.

The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Futterman explains how the American Nordic combined team has become a powerhouse.

Stefan's Wall Street Journal columns from the 2006 Winter Olympics about Nordic combined and what Olympic athletes really want.

Lindsey Vonn tells Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden that she's ready to compete.

Vonn's S.I. cover and swimsuit photos.

Sports and gender academic Nicole M. Lavoi on Vonn's media portrayal.

Hanna Rosin's blog post on Slate about Vonn's injury and how she's depicted in profiles.

Bill Pennington's New York Times Magazine profile of Lindsey Vonn.

Michael Sokolove's Times Magazine profile of Shani Davis.

Mark Zuckerman's baseball blog, Nats Insider.

Zuckerman has raised more than $10,000 to cover spring training.

Zuckerman's former employer, the Washington Times, shuttered its sports section.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly clap skates:

Mike's clap skate: Drew Brees reveals what he's saying in his pre-game chants.

Stefan's clap skate: Freddy Adu's early success with his new Greek club team. (And here's the blog post Josh cited about the Adu age controversy.)

Josh's clap skate: The remarkable career of early 20th-century Canadian renaissance athlete Lionel Conacher.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

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Posted on Feb. 15 by Josh Levin at 3 p.m.

Feb. 8, 2010

Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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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, answer Mike's trivia question, 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 talk about all things Super Bowl: the key moments in the Saints' win, the coaches, the quarterbacks, the ads, and the media coverage.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen's weekly lagniappe:

Mike's lagniappe: A sound bite from Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Stefan's lagniappe: Cornell's surprising ascent to college basketball's top 25 and Penn's hiring of ex-player Jerome Allen.

Josh's lagniappe: Saints miscellany, including a New Orleans congregation getting crunk during Sunday services.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

Posted on Feb. 8 by Josh Levin at 3 p.m.

Feb. 1, 2010

Listen to "Hang Up and Listen" with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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, answer Mike's trivia question, 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 talk about the NFL's Pro Bowl, Tim Tebow's pro-life Super Bowl ad and NFL prospects, tennis's Australian Open, and a golf equipment controversy.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

The AFC beat the NFC 41-34 to win the Pro Bowl.

Colts President Bill Polian lambasted the NFL for scheduling the Pro Bowl a week before the Super Bowl.

The Patriots' Robert Edwards suffered a career-killing knee injury in a flag football game.

NFL scouts were not impressed by Tim Tebow's performance at the Senior Bowl.

Could Tebow be heading to the Canadian Football League?

Slate
's Jason Fagone on the real meaning of Tebow's pro-life Super Bowl ad.

Dan Shanoff on the Tebow ad controversy.

CBS rejected an ad from the gay dating site ManCrunch.

Reuters on the marketing buzz generated by rejected Super Bowl ads.

David Foster's Wallace's article "Roger Federer as Religious Experience."

Federer says it's been "150,000 years" since a British man had won a Grand Slam title.

Andy Murray cries after losing the Australian Open final to Federer.

Federer crying after his 2009 Australian Open loss to Rafael Nadal.

Scott McCarron accuses Phil Mickelson of "cheating" by using a wedge with square grooves.

John Daly uses the square-grooved Ping wedges.

Last July, FINA banned high-tech suits from swimming.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly persimmon drivers:

Mike's persimmon driver: Will the Super Bowl coin toss come up heads or tails?

Stefan's persimmon driver: The dangers of the Winter Olympics sport ski cross.

Josh's persimmon driver: Therapeutic use exemptions for ADD drugs in Major League Baseball. (Read more about "greenies" in Jim Bouton's Ball Four.)

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

Posted on Feb. 1 by Josh Levin at 4 p.m.