It Seemed Smart

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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.

Episode Date
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.
Nov 27, 2018
Tour de France is the pinnacle of cheating in sports — Part 1
There is cheating, and then there is the Tour de France.
Nov 20, 2018
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.
Nov 13, 2018
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.
Nov 06, 2018
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. 
Oct 30, 2018
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.
Oct 23, 2018
Introducing It Seemed Smart
True stories of people who broke the rules of the game, just to win. Hosted by Spencer Hall.
Sep 25, 2018