Hang Up and Listen: The Couldn't Stand the Heat Edition
Slate's sports podcast on the Mavericks' NBA title, the Stanley Cup Finals, and Bill Simmons' new website Grantland.
Posted Monday, June 13, 2011, at 5:47 PM
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Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
The Mavericks beat the Heat to win the NBA title.
ESPN.com's John Hollinger on the Mavericks' statistical savvy.
LeBron James played a lot of minutes in the playoffs.
Josh's Slate story on LeBron and Michael Jordan.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski does not have many kind words to say about LeBron James.
Vancouver's Alex Burrows bit Boston's Patrice Bergeron in the finger; Burrows wasn't suspended.
The Canucks' Aaron Rome was suspended for his hit on the Bruins' Nathan Horton.
Puck Daddy on how Vancouver's Sedin twins have performed in the playoffs.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has been amazing.
Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo's non-criticism of Thomas.
Bill Simmons' new sports and pop culture website, Grantland.
Jonathan Mahler's profile of Simmons in the New York Times Magazine.
Simmons' introductory essay, and his piece on NBA economics.
Chris Jones on returning to the baseball beat.
Chuck Klosterman on the greatest game he ever saw.
Charles P. Pierce on his stint at The National.
Deadspin's Tommy Craggs on the Pierce essay: "This is why we need Grantland."
Hang Up and Listen's weekly Geschwindners:
Mike's Geschwindner: The PGA Tour's Republican-friendly pension plan.
Stefan's Geschwindner: A statistical analysis of fat baseball pitchers, including Terry "Fat Tub of Goo" Forster.
Josh's Geschwindner: Rick Baird rolled the third perfect game in Professional Putters Association history, and 15-year-old Olivia Prokopova from the Czech Republic won the U.S. Open miniature golf championship. (Also see Robert Mackey's 2005 New York Times Magazine feature on miniature golf.)
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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 Slate's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen." You can email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.