Hang Up and Listen: The Live in Philadelphia Edition
Slate’s sports podcast on Buzz Bissinger’s After Friday Night Lights, how to fix college athletics, and sports’ most impressive feats.
Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 6:36 PM
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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca and special guest Buzz Bissinger talk about Bissinger’s new e-book After Friday Night Lights and his memoir Father’s Day. They also discuss the woes facing college athletics and identify the most-impressive feats in sports.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Buzz Bissinger’s e-book After Friday Night Lights.
- An excerpt from the original Friday Night Lights about Boobie Miles.
- Big K.R.I.T.’s song “Boobie Miles.”
- Bissinger’s memoir Father’s Day.
- Big East commissioner John Marinatto recently stepped down.
- The latest on conference realignment.
- The Ivy League recently signed a TV deal with the NBC Sports Network and nixed a proposed postseason basketball tournament.
- The BYU men’s soccer team opted out of the NCAA in favor of the USL Premier Development League.
- Josh Hamilton was the 16th major leaguer to hit four home runs in a game.
- There have been 21 MLB perfect games and 15 unassisted triple plays.
- A perfect game in bowling ain’t what it used to be.
- Is scoring a double eagle more impressive than winning the Masters’ green jacket?
- Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont.
- There have been four quadruple-doubles in NBA history and two quintuple-doubles in girls’ high school basketball.
- Other impressive sports feats: a nine-dart finish, a maximum 147 break in snooker, a golden set in tennis, six sixes in an over in cricket, and scoring eight in a single end in curling,
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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 Slate's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen." You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.