March Madness 2013: Hang Up and Listen on Florida Gulf Coast’s NCAA run, ESPN’s Survive and Advance, and U.S. soccer.
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March 25 2013 6:39 PM

Hang Up and Listen: They Might Be Giant Killers Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Florida Gulf Coast’s NCAA run, ESPN’s Survive and Advance, and U.S. national soccer team’s crazy snow game.

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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 Florida Gulf Coast’s unlikely journey to the Sweet 16 and the upset-filled opening rounds of the NCAA tournament. Next, they are joined by Thurl Bailey to discuss Survive and Advance, Jonathan Hock’s new “30 for 30” documentary on Jim Valvano and North Carolina State’s 1983 championship team. Finally, they speak with Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl about the U.S. men’s soccer team’s snow game against Costa Rica and the quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Cleanthonys:


Stefan’s Cleanthony: There is nothing new in the NFL's new rule barring the use of the crown of the helmet to block or tackle.

Josh’s Cleanthony: Bill James got his start as a baseball analyst by playing a game called Ball Park Baseball.

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 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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