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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 March Madness selection process and strategies on how to fill out your bracket. They also talk about the Peyton Manning derby and whether the designated hitter will spread to the National League.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Stefan’s appearance on Mike Vuolo’s Slate language podcast Lexicon Valley.
The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket.
Should Drexel have made the NCAA Tournament field?
In Slate, Ken Pomeroy explains why the RPI is a terrible statistical tool.
The New York Times’ Nate Silver also dings the RPI.
Chris Wilson’s Slate piece on how to win your NCAA pool.
The latest on the Peyton Manning derby.
Pro Football Talk reports that Tim Tebow is gone if the Broncos sign Manning.
The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective argues that the Redskins overpaid for Robert Griffin III.
Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci asks whether the designated hitter will inevitably make its way to the National League.
The Red Sox have complained that the designated hitter puts them at a disadvantage in National League parks; that argument is not borne out by the numbers.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Bruisers:
Mike’s Bruiser: The long, winding road of the Wichita State mascot, WuShock.
Stefan’s Bruiser: N.J.I.T.’s bizarre membership in the Great West Conference. (Behold the school’s Highlander mascot.)
Josh’s Bruiser: Three cheers to schools that turn down pay-to-play invitations from the CBI and the CIT.
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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