Slate Sports Podcast: the World Series, Tim Tebow, and Sports as a College Major

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Oct. 24 2011 6:45 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Worst Great Quarterback Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the World Series, Tim Tebow’s big comeback, and sports as a college major.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the tight World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. They also talk about Tim Tebow’s big comeback for the Denver Broncos and his prospects as a pro quarterback. And Sally Jenkins joins the show to explain her proposal to allow college athletes to major in sports.

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

The Rangers and Derek Holland beat the Cardinals to tie the World Series at 2-2.
Holland’s impression
of Rangers manager Ron Washington.
The New York Times’ Tyler Kepner on Albert Pujols’ historic three-homer game.
The Broncos and Tim Tebow came back from 15 points down
to beat the Dolphins.
Sports Illustrated
’s Don Banks says Tebow is still an unknown quantity.
The Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla on Tebow and deus ex machina.
Chris Brown in Grantland on Tebow’s two-point conversion run.
LeBron James supports Tebow
.
The Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins argues that athletes should be allowed to major in sports.
Jenkins answered questions from readers
about her column.
Jenkins also wrote that coaches should have to teach courses.
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
is meeting in Washington, D.C., this week.
Taylor Branch’s Atlantic article “The Shame of College Sports.”

 Hang Up and Listen’s weekly athletic pubalgia:
Mike’s athletic pubalgia: The life and career of Hughie Jennings, baseball’s hit-by-pitch king.
Stefan’s athletic pubalgia: Heading home early during Reggie Jackson’s three-homer game in the 1977 World Series.
Josh’s athletic pubalgia: Eurobasket.com, where out-of-work basketball players like Oliver Miller and Marc Gasol look for a job. (Here’s Elliot Hannon’s 2008 Slate article on Eurobasket’s pro basketball resumes.)

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

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. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor. You can email him at sportsnut@slate.com, visit his website, and follow him on Twitter.

Mike Pesca is the host of Slate’s upcoming daily podcast. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.