Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The San Antonio Big Macs Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Kobe Bryant, hard fouls against Jeremy Lin, the Rams–Titans trade, and ads on NBA jerseys.

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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 Warriors’ 7–9 season, Kobe Bryant’s final game, and whether referees are biased against Jeremy Lin. Next, they discuss the Los Angeles Rams’ decision to trade up for the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and whether the Rams should pick North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz. Finally, they discuss the NBA’s decision to place advertisements on jerseys starting with the 2017–2018 season.


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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Black Death Vodkas:

Mike’s Black Death Vodka: The first round of the NHL playoffs is more dramatic than the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Stefan’s Black Death Vodka: Kevin Cash did not wear a uniform in Cuba and instead opted for a T-shirt. For shame.

Josh’s Black Death Vodka: A great project to provide gravestones for Negro League players.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss why athletes call their bosses “Mr. Owner.” Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

Our intern is Julia Karron.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.