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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis are joined by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for a conversation about his new basketball musical, Small Ball. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell also comes on the show to explain why NFL teams are so bad at evaluating quarterbacks, and Mike Schur, the creator of Parks and Recreation and The Good Place, explains his infatuation with Dan Le Batard, the host of a sports radio show that is only very occasionally about sports.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Follow Daryl Morey on Twitter and buy tickets to his musical Small Ball.
- The Ringer’s Shea Serrano on Small Ball.
- The New York Times’ Scott Cacciola on the origins of Small Ball.
- Listen to “Sex with Giants.”
- Follow Bill Barnwell on Twitter.
- Read Barnwell’s two-part ESPN series on why NFL teams are so bad at evaluating quarterbacks.
- Kevin Clark in the Ringer on “the stupidest part of the NFL draft process.”
- Follow Mike Schur on Twitter.
- Schur’s Slate piece on Dan Le Batard, “Do You Get the Show?”
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly marching bands to nowhere:
Stefan’s marching band to nowhere: How the media covered Shohei Ohtani’s predecessor as a two-way player, Babe Ruth.
Josh’s marching band to nowhere: Ice tennis is not a thing and will never be a thing.
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