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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and guest panelist Scott Raab are joined by Max Linsky to talk about Brownscast, a new podcast that goes deep inside the Cleveland Browns franchise. They also discuss ESPN’s recent embrace of sports gambling and mark the passing of baseball and linguistic legend Yogi Berra, who died last week at the age of 90.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Scott Raab’s website.
- The return of whimsy watch: Warren Buffett wearing a Dolphins uniform and Von Miller doing his best McCringleberry.
- Listen to the first two episodes of Brownscast.
- The Browns website and the Hot Pod newsletter on Brownscast.
- Stefan’s book A Few Seconds of Panic and Nicholas Dawidoff’s Collision Low Crossers.
- Andrew Hawkins explains why he wore a “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford III” T-shirt.
- Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch and USA Today’s George Schroeder on ESPN’s embrace of sports gambling.
- An article in Sports Business Journal: “More gambler friendly, ESPN annoys colleges.”
- It’s possible that a college athlete who plays daily fantasy could lose a year of eligibility.
- Awful Announcing on Al Michaels’ gambling references.
- Back in 1990, the NFL banned its network partners from mentioning point spreads during some NFL programming.
- Also in 1990, Tony Kornheiser lamented the departure of point spreads from the NFL airwaves.
- Scott’s 2002 interview with Yogi Berra for Esquire.
- The New York Times obituary for Berra.
- Roy Blount Jr.’s 1984 SI profile of Berra.
- Ben Zimmer in Slate on Yogi-isms and Jeremy Stahl on how Berra’s image was crafted.
- A list of sayings attributed to Berra.
- Baseball Prospectus on what made Berra a great player.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Ruggeri’s:
Mike’s Ruggeri’s: Shanty Hogan, excellent defensive catcher and less excellent vaudevillian.
Scott’s Ruggeri’s: The repercussions of writing a book about LeBron James called The Whore of Akron.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Scott Raab are joined by Longform’s Max Linsky to discuss what makes a great longform sports piece. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.
Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.
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