Tim Smyczek sportsmanship: Hang Up and Listen on Deflategate, Keepers of the Streak, and the Australian Open.

An Interview With Tennis Player Tim Smyczek About His Great Moment of Sportsmanship

An Interview With Tennis Player Tim Smyczek About His Great Moment of Sportsmanship

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Jan. 26 2015 5:06 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Good Sport, Bad Sport Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Deflategate. Plus, interviews with Super Bowl photographer John Biever and tennis player Tim Smyczek.


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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 latest developments in the Patriots’ Deflategate scandal. They also interview John Biever, one of four men to take photographs at every Super Bowl and one of the subjects of the new documentary Keepers of the Streak. Finally, they speak to American tennis player Tim Smyczek, who nearly beat Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open and has been celebrated for a show of sportsmanship in the deciding game of that match.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Hales Corners:

Mike’s Hales Corners: The strangeness of the Byrds song “America’s Great National Pastime.”

Stefan’s Hales Corners: A short history of crotch-grabbing, and a possible PR strategy for Marshawn Lynch.

Josh’s Hales Corners: A very strange newspaper story from 1892 about a baseball game between the Bichlorides and Jimjams.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca scrutinize Klay Thompson’s record-setting 37-point quarter. 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.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.