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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 take reader questions during the year-end Hang Up call-in show. Topics include the panelists’ favorite teams, athletes praising God, sportsmanship, the U.S. handball dream team, racism in European soccer, and the LSU/Alabama rematch.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Bob Joyce’s sermon, “Does Jesus really care who wins the game?”
Slate’s Will Oremus on sermons that mention Tim Tebow.
USA Team Handball’s “What is team handball?” page.
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez was suspended for eight games for allegedly directing a racial insult at Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.
Chelsea’s John Terry is facing criminal charges for alleged racial abuse of Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand.
Josh’s favorite YouTube badminton highlight.
The great badminton rivalry between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei.
Major League Soccer’s new television deal with NBC.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s 2004 New York Times Magazine article on the myth of the Olympic ideal.
Pankration, the martial art of ancient Greece.
Bobby Jones on his good sportsmanship: “You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank.”
Mats Wilander’s great sportsmanship in the 1982 French Open.
The Positive Coaching Alliance.
Stefan’s NFL dialogue entry on becoming less of a fan.
Josh’s Slate dispatch from the Saints’ win over the Vikings in the 2010 NFC championship game.
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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