Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Stick to Everything Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the intersection of sports and politics, Alabama’s college football dominance, and the Harvard men’s soccer scandal.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Mike Pesca are joined by the Ringer Editor-at-Large Bryan Curtis to discuss the intersection of sports and politics in 2016. They also talk about Alabama’s college football dominance and the importance of coaching in the sport. Finally, they examine Harvard’s decision to cancel the season of its men’s soccer team after the discovery of lewd “scouting reports” of female players.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Mazel Tov cocktails:

Bryan’s Mazel Tov cocktail: Trick-or-treaters in Texas may offer a preview of the decline of football in the American consciousness.

Mike’s Mazel Tov cocktail: Joel Embiid needs to stop referring to himself as “The Process.”

Josh’s Mazel Tov cocktail: Kudos to Chip Kelly, who found a way for his team to benefit from intentional penalties.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh, Mike, and Bryan discuss the future of sports television amid declining NFL ratings and ESPN’s hemorrhaging of subscribers. 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.