Spencer Hall, "The Sinful Seven: Sci-Fi Western Legends of the NCAA"

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Spencer Hall is one of the best sportswriters on the planet, but he might be one of the best writers, period. The longtime blogger and podcaster, along with his former SB Nation colleagues, has co-written his first book, "The Sinful Seven: Sci-Fi Western Legends of the NCAA." It's about college football, but it's about a lot more than that, and his section is fiction, an allegorical Western in the vein of Larry McMurtry. You'll love it: It's like an old paperback you can hold in your fist.

He and Will discuss the book, self-publishing vs. a big publishing house, television and the weird fandom Thomas Pynchon had for Dinosaur Jr. This is a fun one.

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