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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 discuss the NHL playoffs and why the last four Stanley Cup champions are the last four teams standing in 2013. They also talk about Roy Hibbert’s defensive prowess, Hibbert’s “no homo” gaffe, and the infighting between Miami’s Big 3. Finally, they are joined by mountain climber Ed Viesturs to assess whether there should be a ladder near the top of Mount Everest.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- The controversial “no goal” call in Game 7 of the Blackhawks-Red Wings series.
- Kevin Allen of USA Today points out that for the first time since 1945, the last four teams in the playoffs are also the last four Stanley Cup champions.
- The Blackhawks are up 2–0 over the Kings, and the Bruins have a 1–0 series lead over the Penguins.
- Patrick Kane enjoys drinking.
- ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh on Roy Hibbert’s defensive prowess.
- Deadspin has video of Hibbert’s profane post-game press conference, which drew a $75,000 fine.
- Slate’s Jonah Weiner explained the emergence of the phrase “no homo” back in 2009.
- Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo details the deterioration of Miami’s Big 3.
- Video of Reggie Miller coining the term “the Miami Cavaliers” via Sports Illustrated’s Point Forward blog.
- Ed Viesturs’ op-ed for the New York Times on the Hillary Step ladder.
- This month, National Geographic has a story about overcrowding on Everest.
- Nick Paumgarten wrote in The New Yorker about Ueli Steck and his recent melee with Sherpas on Everest.
- You can contact Viesturs about joining him on a climb.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Shishapangmas:
Stefan’s Shishapangma: Germany’s own goal against the U.S. national team was amazing but it wasn’t purposeful. Behold Barbados vs. Grenada in 1994, Indonesia vs. Thailand in 1998, and the record 149 own goals in a single game by Madagascar’s Stade Olympique l’Emyrne.
Josh’s Shishapangma: Basketball officiating has seen a few innovations in the past few years with instant replay, but nothing like what Southern Oregon coach Jean Eberhart developed in 1942. Instead of having referees on the court, a “crow’s nest” was placed above both baskets. After some favorable reviews, the crow’s nest officiating style disappeared. (If you know why, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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