The Fab Five, Runnin' Rebels of UNLV: Hang Up and Listen on the NCAA Tournament, two new sports documentaries, and Zdeno Chara.
The Fab Five, Runnin' Rebels of UNLV: Hang Up and Listen on the NCAA Tournament, two new sports documentaries,…
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March 14 2011 4:44 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The March Fabness Edition

Slate's sports podcast on the NCAA Tournament, HBO's Runnin' Rebels of UNLV and ESPN's The Fab Five, and Zdeno Chara's big hit.

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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the selections and seedings for the NCAA Tournament, new documentaries about the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and Michigan's Fab Five, and the NHL's response to a dangerous hit by the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

The bracket for the 2011 NCAA Tournament. (You can also check out Slate'salternative mascot and team color brackets.)
Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg is outraged about his team's fourth straight snub from the NCAA Tournament.
ESPN's Jay Bilas is very angry that UAB and VCU got into the NCAA Tournament.
Slate's Chris Wilson on how to win your NCAA pool.
HBO's documentary Runnin' Rebels of UNLV.
Jalen Rose discusses ESPN's Fab Five documentary on Bill Simmons' podcast.
Rose's thoughts on Duke.
The Washington Post's Jason Reid chides Rose for saying he believed that Duke's black players were "Uncle Toms."
Video of Zdeno Chara's hit on Max Pacioretty.
Pacioretty says he's "disgusted" that Chara wasn't suspended.
Local police are looking into whether to charge Chara.
Air Canada sent a letter to the NHL saying "it is becoming increasingly difficult to associate our brand with sports events which could lead to serious and irresponsible accidents."
The leaked e-mails mails from NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Cosbys:
Mike's Cosby: The exaggerations of the Providence Friars' media guide.
Stefan's Cosby: The continued career success of discredited SI scribe Don Yaeger, now "the speaker of champions."
Josh's Cosby: The New Orleans Fantasy Debutante League, where hosting a Snow White-themed party with real little people scores major points.

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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is a panelist on Hang Up and Listen.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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