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The Tom Brady Can’t Stop Winning Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Super Bowl and the rising conflict in the NBA.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the Bucs’ Super Bowl win over the Chiefs. Among the topics discussed: Tom Brady’s latest triumph, the Bucs’ defense, and Patrick Mahomes’ valiant effort in defeat. They also assess the rising conflict between NBA players and the league.

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• Stefan spent the game at Beyond Wordplay composing “Superbowlcalics,” phrases containing each of the letters AEIOU just once. TD catch by Bucs tight end Gronk!

• Nick Greene in Slate: “How Tampa Bay Turned Super Bowl LV Into an Old-School Blowout

• Josh’s complete list of fun things that happened in the Super Bowl.

• The Wall Street Journal on how NFL rule changes have helped Tom Brady and the New York Times on how shifting refereeing priorities helped NFL offenses.

• Sopan Deb in the New York Times on NBA stars’ opposition to the All-Star Game and Kevin Durant’s issues with the league’s COVID protocols.

• The Athletic on NBA players’ concerns about COVID vaccines.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Harrison Butkers:

Josh’s Harrison Butker: Following up on Jackie Robinson’s letter to New Orleans sports columnist Bill Keefe.

Stefan’s Harrison Butker: Shortly before changing his name to Muhammad Ali, a young Cassius Clay recorded a comedy album, a cover of “Stand By Me,” and a song directed by Sam Cooke.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh talk about how the CBS broadcast covered Britt Reid and other non-NFL-friendly subjects.

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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