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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca discuss Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open win with Wei Under Par's Stephanie Wei, preview this week's NBA draft with Scott Schroeder of the blog Ridiculous Upside, and delve into the sociology of sports fan violence with professor Bob Carrothers. *
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open in record-breaking fashion.
The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins on McIlroy's appeal.
Hang Up and Listen guest Stephanie Wei on McIlroy's final round.
Rick Reilly's ESPN.com column on Andres Gonzales.
PGA Tour players Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, and Hunter Mahan formed a golf-themed boy band.
Scott Schroeder on NBA Draft prospect Jeremy Tyler's unusual journey and the gigantic hands of Kawhi Leonard.
NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper got some great quotes from Bismack Biyombo.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Rick Telander argued NBA hoops should be higher than 10 feet.
Stefan's piece for the Atlantic on high-school basketball players heading overseas.
The Guardian on the history of soccer riots.
Hang Up and Listen intern Will Oremus' Slate blog post on the origins of the car-tipping ritual.
Jerry Lewis' book Sports Fan Violence in North America.
Bill Buford's book Among the Thugs.
Web sites have appeared to identify and shame Vancouver rioters.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly LaceDarii:
Stefan's LaceDarius: Language maven Ben Zimmer and the etymology of the phrase "pumping his tires."
Mike's LaceDarii: The blog Lit and Basketball paired a LeBron James photo with a Don DeLillo quote. And one brave Vancouverite stood up to the rioters.
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Correction, June 22, 2011: This article originally misidentified one of the guests on the podcast. He was professor Bob Carrothers, not professor Jerry Lewis. (Return to the corrected sentence.)