7 episodes

Liars, cheaters, burglars, oh my! Enter the amusing, diabolical, and entertaining world of sports trickery and mayhem. Spencer Hall shares the absurd stories of stolen bats, pirated play calls, renegade cross-country road racers, and promising footballers who, it turns out, were never really footballers at all. A storytelling experience by SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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    • 4.8 • 312 Ratings

Liars, cheaters, burglars, oh my! Enter the amusing, diabolical, and entertaining world of sports trickery and mayhem. Spencer Hall shares the absurd stories of stolen bats, pirated play calls, renegade cross-country road racers, and promising footballers who, it turns out, were never really footballers at all. A storytelling experience by SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper

    The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper

    In 1994, the Cleveland Indians crawled through a ceiling, stole a bat out of an umpire’s dressing room, and set off a chain of events that eventually involved a former FBI agent.
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    • 31 min
    How to Plan to Break the Law in 20 States at Once

    How to Plan to Break the Law in 20 States at Once

    The Cannonball Run, a 28-hour car sprint across the United States, involves a thousand small challenges, and two huge ones: how to fool the cops, and how to not leave any evidence. 
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    • 31 min
    The Shady Rise and Spectacular Fall of Daily Fantasy Sports

    The Shady Rise and Spectacular Fall of Daily Fantasy Sports

    The online fantasy boom made a lot of people rich: the fantasy sports companies that raked in millions on barely legal bets; and some of their employees who used insider info to cash in.
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    • 34 min
    Wakeyleaks (a college football espionage story)

    Wakeyleaks (a college football espionage story)

    Wake Forest suspected that someone was stealing its playbook. What they didn’t know was that it was an inside job.
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    • 30 min
    Tour de France is the pinnacle of cheating in sports — Part 1

    Tour de France is the pinnacle of cheating in sports — Part 1

    There is cheating, and then there is the Tour de France.
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    • 27 min
    Tour de France is the pinnacle of cheating — Part 2

    Tour de France is the pinnacle of cheating — Part 2

    Tour de France Part 2 looks at doping, and what happened when it all finally went too far — even for the Tour de France.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
312 Ratings

312 Ratings

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Perfect Sports Podcast

Please keep making episodes!

Sir K8N ,

Really great

Such a great show, please make more episodes!

Masha Ristova ,

I need more episodes!

Bring this podcast back! It’s so good, it’s an absolute shame there’s only been one season.

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