Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The Worst Quarterback Ever Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Maryland football, Nathan Peterman, and the WNBA.

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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 Washington Post’s Rick Maese to discuss D.J.
Durkin’s firing as the football coach at the University of Maryland. Slate’s Nick Greene also comes on the show to talk about the Buffalo Bills’ Nathan Peterman, who’s setting a new standard for bad quarterback play in the NFL. Finally, Bleacher Report’s Mirin Fader discusses WNBA players’ decision to opt out of their collective bargaining agreement.

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

Follow Rick Maese on Twitter.

• Maese and his Washington Post colleagues Roman Stubbs and Nick Anderson on the sequence of events that led to D.J. Durkin’s ouster as Maryland’s football coach.

Follow Nick Greene on Twitter.

• Greene’s Slate piece on Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman’s bad day against the Chicago Bears.

• Greene previously wrote about Peterman’s badness three weeks ago and in November 2017.

• Go on a shopping spree at the Nathan Peterman online store.

Follow Mirin Fader on Twitter.

• Fader’s Bleacher Report story on what WNBA players want in a new collective bargaining agreement.

• Nneka Ogwumike’s Players Tribune piece, “Bet on Women.”

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Keith Nulls:

Stefan’s Keith Null: More and more high-school football teams are forfeiting games because they don’t have enough players.

Josh’s Keith Null: UConn football coach Randy Edsall gets $2,000 every time his team scores first. Does that financial incentive affect how he handles the opening coin toss?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh are joined by Nick Greene to discuss New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas’ cellphone celebration, an homage to Joe Horn’s celebration from 2003.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.