Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, for the week of March 15, 2010.

Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, for the week of March 15, 2010.

Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, for the week of March 15, 2010.

Slate's sports podcast.
March 15 2010 3:46 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Shining Moments Edition

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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 talk about March Madness, Torii Hunter's comments about the declining number of black baseball players, and the ESPN documentary Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks.

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

The bracket for the 2010 NCAA basketball tournament.
Mississippi State's heartbreaking loss to Kentucky in the finals of the SEC Tournament.
The New York Times' Pete Thamel and Richard Sandomir on the NCAA's plans to expand the tourney to 96 teams.
The Washington Post's
Dan Steinberg and Mike Wisedebate the expansion.
The brackets for the 2010 NIT and CBI tournaments.
Jay Bilas likes Cornell to reach the Elite Eight.
DeMarcus Cousins asked UAB to guarantee him that Mike Davis would be his coach; they refused, and he signed with Kentucky.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal's Geoff Calkins on the crimes of John Calipari.
Josh's story about his near-triumph in ESPN's 2006 bracket contest.
Torii Hunter's comments to USA Today about blacks in baseball.
Hunter says he shouldn't have called Latin players "impostors."
Former New York Met Lastings Milledge got bad publicity in 2007 for recording a rap album.
The documentary Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks.
Reviews of Winning Time from True Hoop's Henry Abbott and the A.V. Club's Scott Tobias.
John Starks' autobiography
My Life.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly shining moments:

Mike's shining moment: Anthony Johnson's journey from Yakima to the Montana Grizzlies.
Stefan's shining moment: Did the 2004 Olympics contribute to Greece's economic meltdown?
Josh's shining moment: the Dayton Flyers basketball team—very lucky in 2009, very unlucky in 2010.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

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Posted on March 15, by Josh Levin at 3:45 p.m.

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