Lauren Hill, cancer: Hang Up and Listen on ESPN and SEC bias, inspirational sports moments, and the rise of e-sports.

How the Sports Media Covered Lauren Hill’s Inspirational Basketball Moment

How the Sports Media Covered Lauren Hill’s Inspirational Basketball Moment

Slate's sports podcast.
Nov. 3 2014 5:14 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The SEC Ganks Noobs Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on ESPN and SEC bias, Lauren Hill’s inspirational moment, and the rise of e-sports.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin interview ESPN football analyst and radio host Paul Finebaum about why everyone hates the SEC, whether ESPN has a pro-SEC bias, and what the college football playoff committee is up to. They are joined by Slate writer Amanda Hess to discuss Lauren Hill’s dream of playing in a college basketball game and how the media covers inspirational sports stories. Finally, they talk to Seth Stevenson of Slate about his experience playing League of Legends and why e-sports have become a worldwide phenomenon.

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 Fiddlesticks the Harbinger of Doom:

Stefan’s Fiddlesticks the Harbinger of Doom: a sign that maybe you’ve taken that mascot prank a bit too far: the death of a live animal.

Josh’s Fiddlesticks the Harbinger of Doom: checking in on video-game champion Thor Aackerlund, once the envy of 13-year-olds around the world.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Seth Stevenson to discuss the latest round in the Brady vs. Manning battle. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.