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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 Marcus Thompson of the Mercury News to talk about the Golden State Warriors’ dominance in the first two games of the NBA Finals. They’re also joined by Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star for a conversation about the Stanley Cup Final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins. Finally, Sadie Stein joins the show for an assessment of Mr. Met, the baseball-headed mascot who recently gave a fan the finger.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Follow Marcus Thompson on Twitter and buy his book Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry.
- In Slate, Nick Greene highlighted the Game 2 play where Steph Curry dribbled circles around LeBron James.
- Greene also assessed the (exceedingly slim) chances that Draymond Green would cost the Warriors the finals.
- Deadspin’s point-by-point breakdown of Kevin Durant’s feud with Rihanna.
- Follow Bruce Arthur on Twitter.
- Arthur’s story about the Nashville Predators’ Game 3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Nashville is pretty into hockey.
- Predators fans are throwing catfish on the ice.
- The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion earlier in the playoffs.
- P.K. Subban and Crosby are having a tiff involving bad breath.
- NHL players won’t be going to the 2018 Olympics.
- The New York Post had the best reporting on Mr. Met flipping off fans at Citi Field.
- Follow Sadie Stein on Twitter.
- Read Stein’s paean to Mr. Met in the New York Times Magazine.
- Stein on Lady Met in the Paris Review.
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On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh and Stefan discussed Deadspin’s comprehensive pro mascot rankings.
Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.
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