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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 Jordan Spieth’s runaway Masters win and whether the 21-year-old will be golf’s next superstar. They also interview Sonny Vaccaro about the new documentary Sole Man and whether he corrupted or saved the soul of basketball. Finally, they ogle the Stanley Cup and speak to the trophy’s keeper Philip Pritchard.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Jordan Spieth won the Masters with a record-tying score of 18 under par.
- In Slate, Matt Brennan argues that Spieth is not the next Tiger Woods.
- Tommy Craggs on Stephen Curry, basketball folk hero.
- The Washington Post’s Thomas Boswell on Spieth as the next American star.
- Tiger Woods claimed that a bone popped out of his wrist on Sunday.
- The Masters asked former champion Billy Casper not to play in the tournament anymore.
- Sonny Vaccaro is the star of the new ESPN documentary Sole Man.
- You can watch the documentary in six parts on the website Grantland.
- How Vaccaro got Michael Jordan to sign with Nike.
- A 2002 ESPN the Magazine profile of Vaccaro.
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Vaccaro’s battle against the NCAA.
- Vaccaro says that beating the NCAA in the Ed O’Bannon case was his proudest moment.
- The Wikipedia page for the Stanley Cup.
- Follow the cup’s keeper Phil Pritchard on Twitter.
- A Q&A with Pritchard on the website Mental Floss.
- Pritchard writes in the New York Times about the cup’s travel-related mishaps.
- The Ducks’ George Parros did some damage to the cup.
- The Stanley Cup (kind of) looks like an Ethernet port.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Bqstqns:
Mike’s Bqstqn: A recap of the Stanley Cup’s tour of the Slate New York office.
Stefan’s Bqstqn: Want to measure the speed of a golf green imprecisely? Use a Stimpmeter.
Josh’s Bqstqn: Remembering the 1972 Noah’s Ark International and a victorious zebu.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Red Sox’s 19-inning victory over the Yankees and when baseball games become farce. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.
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