Hang Up and Listen

The Tom Brady Can’t Stop Winning Edition

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


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.


About the Show

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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