Pacquiao Bradley: Hang Up and Listen on Heat-Thunder, Nadal-Djokovic, and the horrendous decision in the Manny Pacquiao fight.
Slate’s Sports Podcast on the Horrendous, Egregious, Horrific Manny Pacquiao Decision
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June 11 2012 7:09 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The LeBron vs. the Durantula Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Heat-Thunder, Nadal-Djokovic, and the horrendous Pacquiao-Bradley decision.


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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 how the Heat and the Thunder got past the Celtics and the Spurs and the LeBron James / Kevin Durant match-up in the NBA Finals. They’re also joined by Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price to talk about Rafael Nadal’s record-setting seventh French Open title and Novak Djokovic’s failed attempt to win four grand slams in a row. Finally, they dissect the horrible decision in Saturday night’s boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Jinkees:

Mike’s Jinkee: Basketball player Renaldo Woolridge’s rap career as Swiperboy, including his tribute to his father Orlando Woolridge.

Stefan’s Jinkee: How Stony Brook became the Seawolves. Did the R/V Seawolf have anything to do with it?

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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.

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