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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the sexual assault allegations against Peyton Manning and how they’ve been reported. Next, Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss join the show to discuss their book Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA. Finally, they’re joined by director Greg Kohs to discuss the Iditarod and his new documentary The Great Alone, which chronicles Lance Mackey’s 2013 race and cancer diagnosis.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Deadspin’s Diana Moskovitz on “how Tennessee’s sexual harassment allegations caught up with Peyton Manning 20 years later.”
- Prior to the Super Bowl, Robert Silverman of the Daily Beast wrote about the forgotten allegations against Manning.
- Shaun King’s New York Daily News story attacked Manning for his bad behavior, using documents from a defamation suit.
- Jon Heath of USA Today questions King’s take on Peyton Manning.
- Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann on the allegations.
- Stefan wrote in Slate that Manning is a genius but also a jerk.
- Jason McIntyre of the Big Lead wrote in 2014 that Manning was lucky social media didn’t exist when the alleged sexual assault happened.
- Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss’ new book, Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.
- An excerpt from Indentured about Sonny Vaccaro and Ed O’Bannon’s case against the NCAA.
- Nocera’s New York Times column on Ryan Boatright and “living in fear of the NCAA.”
- Nocera’s 2011 piece in the New York Times Magazine on how to pay college football and basketball players.
- Nocera chronicles the Jerry Tarkanian and Walter Byers feud.
- Jeffrey Kessler’s antitrust claim against the NCAA calls for the end of amateurism.
- Greg Kohs’ documentary The Great Alone on the Iditarod and Lance Mackey.
- Mackey’s website.
- The magazine Outside called Mackey the world’s toughest athlete.
- Lance’s father Dick Mackey won the 1978 Iditarod in an incredibly close finish.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Tye Dyes:
Mike’s Tye Dye: A deep investigation into why Christopher Cross wore an Earl Campbell jersey.
Stefan’s Tye Dye: The highest-scoring basketball game in NCAA history was a mesmerizing travesty.
Josh’s Tye Dye: Louisiana’s Gov. John Bel Edwards has warned that Louisiana State University football could be a casualty of the state’s budget woes, but that’s not the sport that’s really under threat.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan, Josh, and Mike discuss whether baseball middle reliever is the best job in sports. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.
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