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Mike Pesca

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Mike Pesca is a contributor to National Public Radio, covering sports, and the host of Slate's podcast "The Gist."

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What if Michael Jordan played for the Lakers? What if Diego Maradona’s Hand of God was called a foul? What if the Seahawks ran instead of threw in the Super Bowl?

The biggest what-ifs in sports

What if Michael Jordan played for the Lakers? What if Diego Maradona’s Hand of God was called a foul? What if the Seahawks ran instead of threw in the Super Bowl?

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Should Confederate monuments come down?

The legacy of the Charlottesville protest

Should Confederate monuments come down?

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The New York Mets’ baseball-headed mascot - Mr. Met -- recently flipped off a fan. Reaction from the fans has been harsh, but there are some pockets of understanding.

In defense of Mr. Met's middle finger

The New York Mets’ baseball-headed mascot - Mr. Met -- recently flipped off a fan. Reaction from the fans has been harsh, but there are some pockets of understanding.

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