Hang Up and Listen: The "Did They Choke?" Edition
Slate's sports podcast on Team USA's Women's World Cup loss to Japan, Craig Robinson's Flip Flop Fly Ball, and Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter.
Posted Monday, July 18, 2011, at 8:41 PM
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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and guest Hanna Rosin discuss Team USA's loss to Japan in the Women's World Cup final. They also talk to infographics wiz Craig Robinson about his book Flip Flop Fly Ball and go over the legend of Dock Ellis' LSD-fueled no-hitter.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Japan beat the United States in the Women's World Cup Final.
Brian Phillips' Slate piece on the final.
A slow-motion replay of Homare Sawa's game-tying goal.
ESPN's Skip Bayless and Dan Graziano debate whether the U.S. women or the Miami Heat were the bigger chokers.
Brazil lost to Paraguay on penalty kicks in the Copa América.
SI.com's Georgina Turner on the growth (or lack thereof) of women's soccer.
Simon Kuper's Financial Times piece on why we prefer men's soccer to women's soccer.
Craig Robinson's website Flip Flop Fly Ball and his book Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure.
Exclusive excerpts from Flip Flop Fly Ball on Slate.
Craig's infographics on Roy Halladay and Mount Everest, the proportion of Native Americans in Cleveland, and the number of gay players in Major League Baseball.
James Blagden's No Mas animation of Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter.
The box score of the game.
Deadspin's A.J. Daulerio investigates whether Ellis dropped acid before his no-hitter and tries to re-create the feat in a baseball video game.
Jefferson Morley discusses his New Republic article "What Crack Is Like."
Hang Up and Listen's weekly wolf tickets:
Mike's wolf ticket: An in-depth exploration of the use of deer musk extract as a performance-enhancing drug.
Hanna's wolf ticket: In praise of the final episode of Friday Night Lights.
Josh's wolf ticket: Philip Gourevitch's New Yorker story about the Rwandan cycling team. (You can buy Team Rwanda cycling gear.)
Outro: "Dock Ellis' No-No" by Chuck Brodsky.
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men, a co-founder of Slate's DoubleX and a senior editor at the Atlantic. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.