Slate's Hang Up and Listen on the World Series, Vince Lombardi, and marathon runners.

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Slate's sports podcast on the World Series, Vince Lombardi, and marathon runners.

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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 San Francisco Giants' 3-1 lead over the Texas Rangers in the World Series and the new Broadway play Lombardi and the legendary coach's NFL legacy. Slate's politics editor and road-race expert Michael Newman also joins the show to discuss the ins and outs of marathon running.

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

The San Francisco Giants have a 3-1 lead over the Texas Rangers in the World Series.
Baseball Prospectus' Christina Kahrl analyzes the World Series.
Game 3 of the World Series received near record-low ratings.
Commissioner Bud Selig is in favor of expanding the baseball playoffs.
The Hardball Times' three-part history of the doubleheader.
Mike's NPR segment on the new Broadway play about Vince Lombardi.
Slate's Jason Zinoman on the problem with Lombardi.
An NFL Films tribute to Lombardi.
Stefan's Sports Illustrated article on young, boorish NFL coaches.
The New York Times' Tara Parker-Pope defends slow marathon runners.
In Slate, Gabriel Sherman argued that “sluggish newbies” were ruining the marathon.
Is Haile Gebrselassie history's greatest athlete?
The person who finishes first in a marathon isn't always the winner.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Pheidippides:

Mike's Pheidippides: a kerfuffle over pink whistles in Washington state.
Stefan's Pheidippides: Brett Favre is Randy "The Ram" Robinson.
Josh's Pheidippides: nuns who love baseball.

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.



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