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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 how John Calipari is handling Kentucky’s surplus of basketball talent and what teams might be able to beat the Wildcats. They also talk with Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim about the future of sports television, and look at Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski and how access reporting works in the sports world.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- On Saturday, Kentucky dismantled UCLA, scoring the game’s first 24 points.
- Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class was considered one of the best ever, and this year’s class was pretty great, too.
- In the Washington Post, Adam Kilgore discussed John Calipari’s two-platoon system.
- For ESPN Insider, John Gasaway wrote about how Kentucky’s size has given the team a great defense.
- Ken Pomeroy’s rankings say that Duke and Virginia might give Kentucky a run for its money.
- In Sports Illustrated, Jon Wertheim wrote about the future of sports on television.
- According to Nielsen, more than 90 percent of American households pay for cable.
- The New York Times explored how ESPN is planning ahead for a new world.
- In Slate, Matt Yglesias argued that unbundling cable won’t lower your bill.
- The Federal Communications Commission proposed new regulations that will make it easier to put television content on the Internet.
- Kevin Draper wrote a story for the New Republic about basketball’s scoop machine Adrian Wojnarowski.
- Fox’s Jay Glazer broke the Spygate story.
- Stefan wrote about the blending of access and accountability journalism among NFL writers.
- Grant Brisbee wrote about looking for a scoop at baseball’s winter meetings.
- In Slate, Tommy Craggs assessed Adrian Wojnarowski’s coverage of LeBron James.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Young Ideas:
Mike’s Young Idea: Comparing the public’s interest in college football in Idaho to high school football in Texas.
Stefan’s Young Idea: Tracing the etymology of the NFL’s sacred shield.
Chris’ Young Idea: Remembering the time Chico Carrasquel defeated communism.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé’s quirky tenure. 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 Joel Meyer. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.
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