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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Spencer Hall of SB Nation to talk about the Alabama football team’s loss to Auburn and Tennessee’s move to hire Greg Schiano as its next football coach, and then to unhire him after a fan revolt. Vann Newkirk of the Atlantic also joins the show to talk about the Alabama basketball team, which almost beat Minnesota despite playing much of the second half with just three players. Finally, Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star comes on for a conversation about the Toronto Argonauts’ victory in Canadian football’s Grey Cup.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Follow Spencer Hall on Twitter.
- Hall’s dispatch from the Auburn football team’s 26–14 win over Alabama.
- Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel on the backlash to Greg Schiano’s potential hiring as the football coach at Tennessee.
- Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky writes, “Greg Schiano Isn’t Good Enough to Get a Pass.”
- Follow Vann Newkirk on Twitter.
- Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo on three-man Alabama’s almost-comeback against Minnesota.
- Slate’s Nick Greene described it as “the greatest loss in NCAA basketball history.”
- You can watch the full game on Facebook.
- The Golden State Warriors had only five healthy players in a 2010 game. One fouled out, chaos ensued.
- Louisiana Tech finished a game with only four players earlier this year.
- Chuck Klosterman’s Grantland piece on a three-on-five game in North Dakota.
- Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé reportedly suggested that his team play four-on-five defense.
- Follow Bruce Arthur on Twitter.
- Arthur’s game story on the Toronto Argonauts’ win over the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup.
- Arthur’s feature on Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell.
- Shania Twain arrived for her performance at the Grey Cup via sled dog.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Lirim Hajrullahus:
Josh’s Lirim Hajrullahu: Remembering Bernie Custis, the first black quarterback (or one of the first quarterbacks) in pro football history.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh discuss helmet-to-helmet hits, and whether rule changes in college and pro football have done anything to make the game safer. Visit Slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.
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