Slate’s Sports Podcast on Whether Alabama Could Beat an NFL Team

Slate's sports podcast.
Nov. 5 2012 6:47 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Out of the Running Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the canceled New York City Marathon, the state of the activist athlete, and whether Alabama could beat an NFL team.

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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 the decision to cancel the New York City Marathon and the role of sports in the aftermath of tragic events. They also discuss the state of the activist athlete with ex-NFL linebacker David Meggyesy, the author of 1970’s Out of Their League. Lastly, they examine how college football’s top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide would fare against the worst teams in the NFL.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Kipsangs:

Mike’s Kipsang: Chris Berman’s pop culture references, like “Michael Turner Overdrive,” are 40 years out of date.

Stefan’s Kipsang: How the advent of the hoist has changed netball forever.
Josh’s Kipsang: The Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, San Mig Coffee Mixers, and other great, corporate-named teams in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Eric Goldwein.

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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. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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.