Slate’s Sports Podcast on Tim Tebow’s Playoff Win and Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding

Slate's sports podcast.
Jan. 9 2012 6:53 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Tebow Is Stranger Than Fiction Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Broncos’ shocking playoff win and Chad Harbach’s novel The Art of Fielding.


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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 talk about Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos’ victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and other doings in the first round of the NFL playoffs. They’re also joined by Chad Harbach for an extended discussion of his novel The Art of Fielding.


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

Josh’s Slate dialogue entry on Tim Tebow’s performance against the Steelers.
Shutdown Corner’s Doug Farrar breaks down the Broncos’ game-winning touchdown pass.
Steelers linebacker James Farrior on Tebow
: “We didn’t see that on tape.”
Brian Burke’s write-up for Slate on the fourth-down decisions in the Lions-Saints and Falcons-Giants games.
The NFL admits that the refs screwed up the fumble call in the Lions-Saints game.
Chad Harbach’s novel The Art of Fielding.
Judith Shulevitz’s Slate review of The Art of Fielding.
The Wikipedia entry for “Steve Blass disease.”
Mike Bordick holds the record for consecutive errorless games by a major-league shortstop.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Skrimshanders:

Mike’s Skrimshander: Ex-New York Knick Anthony Mason is one of Wisconsin’s top delinquent taxpayers.
Stefan’s Skrimshander: A rundown of American soccer players who’ve scored hat tricks in Europe, including John Kerr and Mike Grella.
Josh’s Skrimshander: How often do NFL officials spot the ball incorrectly, and could a technology used in horse racing make spotting more accurate?

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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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 Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.



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