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Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Follow Stefan's progress at the National Scrabble Championship.
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf don't want their kids to play tennis.
The Bengals' terrible record under owner Mike Brown.
A couple of books to get you started as a baseball fan: The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract and The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract.
Michael Vick missed time last year with a rib injury.
Merril Hoge doesn't think Tim Tebow can be an NFL quarterback.
ESPN's Total Quarterback Rating.
Jordan Ellenberg's Slate article, "Is Math a Sport?"
Nassau County voters rejected a plan to use public money to build a new arena for the New York Islanders.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly DOWNTIME:
Mike's DOWNTIME: A study arguing that NASCAR causes car accidents off the track.
Josh's DOWNTIME: The Mouse That Scored, a documentary about the Liechtenstein national soccer team. (You can watch a trailer and buy the DVD from Amazon.de.)
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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