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Men's Field Hockey Has The Olympics' Best Blood Feud

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Men's field hockey, as Stefan Fatsis explains on this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, will be one hell of a trip in the 2012 Olympics, even though the USA isn't playing.

There'll be the usual quirks of men's field hockey: the gender-bending aspect—we're used to girls in skirts but find big dudes—and the playing surface—it's real astroturf (and blue, too, like Boise State!), so the game is ultra-fast. But this time around there's some serious geopolitical intrigue at stake. Britain and Argentina will clash and reignite a three-decades-old feud over the Falklands. This will be great. Listen up.

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