Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Call on the Field Does Not Stand Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Ohio State–Michigan, U.S. Soccer firing Jürgen Klinsmann, and the World Chess Championship.

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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 are joined by Slate writer Ben Mathis-Lilley to discuss Ohio State’s victory over Michigan and Jim Harbaugh’s post-game rant on the poor officiating. They also examine U.S. Soccer’s decision to fire Jürgen Klinsmann as head coach of the national team and to bring back former coach Bruce Arena. Finally, they talk with FiveThirtyEight’s Oliver Roeder about the World Chess Championship and how to cover a sport that is difficult for even the most knowledgeable fans to understand.


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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly hyperaccelerated pterodactyls:

Mike’s hyperaccelerated pterodactyl: Vanderbilt fans poked fun at Tennessee football coach Butch Jones’ comment that his team won “the championship of life.”


Stefan’s hyperaccelerated pterodactyl: In-game temper tantrums by former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes make Jim Harbaugh look tame.

Josh’s hyperaccelerated pterodactyl: If he were still alive, Woody Hayes would be supporting Donald Trump.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Josh, Stefan, and Mike discuss how a referee’s wrong decision cost a high school football team the chance to play for a state championship. Should the courts get involved? Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mickey Capper.

Our intern is Shane Monaghan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.