Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Winning Very Ugly Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory and Leicester City’s improbable Premier League run.

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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 Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers and assess whether a defensive struggle can ever be aesthetically pleasing. They’re also joined by New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz for a player’s perspective on the greatness of the Denver defense. Finally, Rob Tanner of the Leicester Mercury joins the show to explain how underdog Leicester City Football Club rose to the top of the table in the English Premier League.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly King Powers:

Mike’s King Power: The apps provided by CBS and NFL Network to stream the Super Bowl were dubious at best.

Stefan’s King Power: High school football coaches follow the lead of Roger Goodell in spouting nonsense to put parents at ease about their sons playing football.

Josh’s King Power: Elvis Presto’s Be-Bop Bamboozled halftime show at Super Bowl XXIII bamboozled Bob Costas and television viewers.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Slate correspondent Justin Peters to discuss his belief that Broncos-Panthers was the 11th-worst Super Bowl of all time. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Jayson De Leon.

Our intern is Julia Karron.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.