Hang Up and Listen

The Giannis Is Staying in Milwaukee Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on college football, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and how the pandemic will change sports.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the end of college football’s regular season and the College Football Playoff matchups. They also discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo’s decision to re-sign with the Bucks. Finally, they ponder what pandemic-era changes will become permanent and which will be forgotten.

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• Bill Connelly’s ESPN piece on what the College Football Playoff committee got wrong.

Stefan’s 2003 Wall Street Journal story about Tulane fighting the college football power structure.

• Giannis Antetokoumpo signed a five-year, $228 million contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, the biggest deal in NBA history.

• ESPN’s Eric Woodyard wrote that Antetokoumpo asked his mother if she wanted to stay in Milwaukee.

• The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Eric Nehm, and Sam Amick on how the deal happened.

• Antetokoumpo was neglected, discovered, and finally embraced by his homeland, Greece.

• Listen to Antetokoumpo sing the Greek national anthem with fans and with his brother and teammate, Thanasis.

Stefan’s 1985 AP story about Greek basketball.

• ESPN’s Tim McMahon reported that the Houston Rockets coddled superstar James Harden, angering fellow stars Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul.

• Back on March 2, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discussed “how the sports world might deal with a pandemic.”

• Utah State cancelled a game against Colorado State this month when players opted out due to concerns about the school’s coaching search.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Sofoklis Schortsanitises:

Josh’s Sofoklis Schortsanitis: How Michael Jordan could’ve ended up as a Dallas Maverick.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discuss Major League Baseball’s decision to grant the Negro Leagues full major-league status, and whether it’s too little too late.

Podcast production and edit by Jasmine Ellis.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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A weekly sports discussion show from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate personalities Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin.

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