Slate's Hang Up and Listen on the World Series, Oregon's high-scoring offense, and NBA contraction.

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Oct. 25 2010 4:06 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Addition by Contraction Edition

Slate's sports podcast on the World Series, Oregon's high-scoring offense, and NBA contraction.

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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 World Series matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, the high-powered college football offenses at Oregon and Auburn, the start of the NBA season, and the possibility of contraction in pro basketball.

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

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Barons:

Mike's Baron: Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe: rock star, critic of NFL rules, tweeter.
Stefan's Baron: Shenanigans and chicanery in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Josh's Baron: Are football helmets with external padding set to make a comeback?

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.


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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 Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.