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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Ringer’s Bryan Curtis to talk about ESPN’s decision to suspend Jemele Hill and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ directive to his players about standing for the national anthem. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan also joins the show to talk about the first week of the baseball playoffs and how a typically change-averse game has made a radical shift when it comes to pitcher usage. Finally, Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers discusses how Iceland became the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Follow Bryan Curtis on Twitter and listen to his podcast The Press Box.
- Curtis’ profile of Jemele Hill in the Ringer.
- ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks after she discussed an NFL advertiser boycott on Twitter.
- Nick Greene’s Slate piece: “Mike Pence Escapes Kneeling Men, Patriotically Beats Traffic.”
- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he’ll bench players who don’t stand for the national anthem.
- Follow Jeff Passan on Twitter.
- Passan’s column for Yahoo on the Astros’ Game 4 win over the Red Sox in the American League Division Series.
- Passan on how pitchers are moving away from designated roles in the playoffs.
- Jonah Keri on “bullpenning.”
- Follow Roger Bennett on Twitter.
- Watch Bennett’s documentary on how Iceland became a soccer power.
- The nation rejoiced as Iceland became the smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup.
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