The How Fast Is DK Metcalf? Edition
Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA play-in tournament, violence in hockey, and DK Metcalf.
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Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the upcoming NBA play-in tournament. They also discuss the latest brouhaha over violence in the National Hockey League and they assess NFL wide receiver DK Metcalf’s performance against pro sprinters.
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• The Washington Post’s Ben Golliver on the NBA’s play-in tournament (and LeBron James’ antipathy for it).
• The Lakers’ Anthony Davis says “it’s been fun” to compete for playoff seeding.
• Nick Greene wrote in Slate last year that the play-in game needed to outlive the NBA bubble.
• The National Hockey League fined Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson $5,000 for punching a prone New York Rangers player in the back of the head. The NHL then fined the Rangers $250,000 for criticizing the punishment.
• Wilson has been suspended a total of 30 games and forfeited more than a $1 million in salary in his career.
• In Slate, Alex Kirshner wrote that the league “allowed an overheated situation to burn into an embarrassment for the entire NHL.”
• ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski said it’s time for the NHL to fully embrace a generation of skilled stars and “turn the league away from a place where players like Tom Wilson roam the ice.”
• In 2019, Wyshynski wrote about how fighting in the NHL is at historic lows.
• In the Wall Street Journal in 2002, Stefan endorsed the need for fighting in hockey.
• Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf ran a 10.37 100-meter dash in a race against professional sprinters.
• Metcalf chased down the Arizona Cardinals’ Budda Baker after an interception.
• The 10 fastest 100-meter dashes by NFL players.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Anderson Packers:
Josh’s Anderson Packers: Looking back at Armando Galarraga’s almost-perfect game, 10 years later.
On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh talk about the decline and fall of Albert Pujols.
Podcast production and edit by Margaret Kelley.
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