Philip Humber perfect game: Hang Up and Listen on baseball perfection, Luck and RG3, NHL and NBA violence, and a new nickname for the Hornets.
Slate’s Sports Podcast on Whether Philip Humber’s Perfect Game Was Really a Perfect Game
Slate's sports podcast.
April 23 2012 6:54 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Humber Games Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on baseball’s latest perfect game, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, NHL and NBA violence, and a new nickname for the New Orleans Hornets.


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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 whether Philip Humber’s perfect game was really a perfect game. They also discuss soon-to-be NFL draftees Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, the Los Angeles Clippers’ supposed need for an NHL-style enforcer to protect Blake Griffin, and potential new nicknames for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Obezags:

Mike’s Obezag: In search of perfect games in basketball and football.

Stefan’s Obezag: In praise of Paul D. Anderson, the proprietor of the blog NFL Concussion Litigation. (Here’s Anderson’s original blog post about the Pete Duranko lawsuit, and here’s Mike Mastovich’s version in the Tribune-Democrat.)

Josh’s Obezag: Daron Bryden, “one of the top 10 year old quarterbacks in the nation.”

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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is 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.