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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim discuss overnight basketball sensation Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, Linsanity, and the state of the NBA. They also talk about HBO’s six-part series On Freddie Roach, about the celebrated boxing trainer who has Parkinson’s disease. Finally, they discuss this week’s Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden with Josh Dean, author of the new book Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Jeremy Lin had quite a week.
Nate Silver’s analysis of Lin’s NBA prospects.
Buzz Bissinger’s anti-Linsanity column in the Daily Beast.
Did race tamp down Lin’s college recruitment?
Charles Barkley thinks the NBA stinks.
The post-lockout business of the NBA isn’t bad at all.
Jon on another Asian-American Knick, Wat Misaka.
HBO’s series On Freddie Roach.
The New York Times review of the series.
An interview with On Freddie Roach producer Peter Berg.
The Wikipedia page for Freddie Roach.
Josh Dean’s new book Show Dog.
The Westminster Kennel Club’s home page.
PetsAdviser.com’s Westminster bracket.
Josh Dean’s Slate guide to winning Westminster.
Slate quiz: Westminster dog or “Howl” phrase?
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Ch Dehra Yo Yo’s:
Mike’s Ch Dehra Yo Yo: Sounds of Super Bowls past.
Jon’s Ch Dehra Yo Yo: The incredible Esther Vergeer, who won her 444th consecutive tennis match.
Stefan’s Dehra Yo Yo: Harvard basketball coach Floyd Stahl’s batting contraption.
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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