Slate's sports podcast on the rebirth of the Knicks, college football bowl mania, and the UConn women's basketball team's place in history.

Slate's sports podcast on the rebirth of the Knicks, college football bowl mania, and the UConn women's basketball team's…

Slate's sports podcast on the rebirth of the Knicks, college football bowl mania, and the UConn women's basketball team's…

Slate's sports podcast.
Dec. 27 2010 9:00 PM

Hang Up and Listen: Those Hypocrites at the NCAA Edition

Slate's sports podcast on the rebirth of the Knicks, college football bowl mania, and the UConn women's basketball team's place in history.

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You can download the podcast here,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.)In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Mike Pesca, Jeremy Schaap, and Peter Schrager discuss the resurgence of the New York Knicks, the proliferation of college football bowl games, and the record-breaking win streak of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team.

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

FreeDarko.com's Bethlehem Shoals' preseason take on the Knicks.
Why Shoals is still enthused a third of the way into the season.
The New York Times' on how Madison Square Garden has come back to life.
Sports Illustrated ranks the college football bowl games.
UConn's Fiesta Bowl appearance suggests the absurdity of the current bowl system.
Ohio State's five suspended players will still be able to play in the Sugar Bowl.
ESPN's Mark May says NCAA gave favorable treatment to Ohio State.
The case against comparing the UConn women's basketball winning streak to the UCLA men's streak argued here and here.
Why comparing the UConn women and UCLA men might be apt.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Tompkins:

Mike's Tompkins: The dearth of ethnic Chinese athletes in the NFL, two of whom were matched up in Sunday's Patriots-Bills game.
Peter's Tompkins: the remarkably hapless-at-home Miami Dolphins.
Jeremy's Tompkins: a football Hall of Fame miscarriage of justice.

Podcast production by Taige Jensen; editing by Abdullah Rufus.

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