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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 resurgence of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, Ken Burns' documentary The Tenth Inning, the retirements of baseball managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Lou Piniella, and the draw in Australian Rules Football's grand final.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Rich Hofmann's Philadelphia Daily News column on Michael Vick's evolution.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King on Vick in "Monday Morning Quarterback."
The New York Times' Richard Sandomir on Ken Burns' new baseball documentary The Tenth Inning.
ESPN.com's Jim Caple says "Ken Burns needs to have more fun."
David Wells thinks Torre is a bad manager.
SI.com's Cliff Corcoran on whether managers matter.
An academic study on the (limited) impact of managers.
Ryan McCarthy's article in Slate on the (limited) impact of NBA coaches.
Video of the last five minutes of Australian Rules Football's grand final between St. Kilda and Collingwood.
The Australian's game story, and another article on the controversy over replaying the grand final.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly Sidebottoms:
Mike's Sidebottom: The 19th-century exploits of home run champ Ned Williamson.
Stefan's Sidebottom: The blog "A Year Without Football."
Josh's Sidebottom: Athletes who get busted for illegal window tinting. (Here's tintdude.com on how to tint car windows.)
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