Boston 2024 Olympics: Hang Up and Listen on the Warriors and Hawks, Boston’s Summer Games gambit, and the Islanders’ last days at Nassau Coliseum.

Is Boston’s Olympic Bid Doomed to Failure?

Is Boston’s Olympic Bid Doomed to Failure?

Slate's sports podcast.
April 20 2015 5:30 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Our Dump Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Warriors and Hawks, Boston’s Olympic bid, and the Islanders’ last days at Nassau Coliseum.

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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 whether the top-seeded Warriors and Hawks will live up to their regular-season performances in the NBA playoffs. They’re then joined by economist Andrew Zimbalist to assess the rising opposition to Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Finally, they discuss the New York Islanders’ early success in the NHL playoffs in their last season in Nassau Coliseum.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Peter Pucks:

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Mike’s Peter Puck: Checking in on your favorite Islanders mascot, Sparky the Dragon.

Stefan’s Peter Puck: When pro wrestling came to North Korea.

Josh’s Peter Puck: Celebrating the Ursinus College women’s gymnastics program: low attendance, big success.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca examine the widespread outrage over Edmonton’s victory in the NHL’s draft lottery. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.