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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 Tim Tebow’s comeuppance at the hands of Tom Brady and the Patriots. They also talk about the evils of college football bowl games, and ESPN.com’s Kevin Arnovitz joins the show to talk about covering the Miami Heat, the recent revolution in NBA analytics, and whether the Clippers can grab cultural supremacy in Los Angeles.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Stefan’s Slate dialogue entry on Tim Tebow and Tom Brady.
Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo says that the Broncos are winning because of “divine intervention.”
Tim Tebow miked up against the Bears.
Saturday Night Live’s Tebow sketch.
Ohio punter commits a Kinsley gaffe in admitting he didn’t want to play a bowl game in Idaho.
McClatchy’s Brian Murphy on the value of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Shaun Assael’s ESPN the Magazine article on Playoff PAC’s fight against corrupt bowl games.
Colleges lose a lot of money to send their football teams to bowl games.
The Big Lead’s Tyler Duffy explains ESPN’s role in expanding the bowl schedule.
The NBA’s Christmas Day schedule.
Kevin Arnovitz’s writing for ESPN.com.
Synergy Sports Technology, the company that’s revolutionized NBA scouting.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Wattersons and/or small garden salads:
Mike’s Watterson: The history of the Bacardi Bowl, also known as the Rhumba Bowl or the Cigar Bowl.
Stefan’s Watterson: Football player penalized for pointing to heaven, supporters respond by wearing inspirational T-shirts.
Josh’s Watterson: Kim Jong-il’s love of the NBA and Michael Jordan. (His son is a big fan, too.)
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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