Hang Up and Listen

The Everyone Hates the European Super League Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the revolution in European soccer, NFL quarterback prospects, and Triller Fight Club.


Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin are joined by Ken Early of the Irish Times to talk about European soccer’s proposed Super League. They also discuss the NFL’s top quarterback prospects and they debate whether Triller Fight Club is the future of boxing.

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Follow Ken Early on Twitter and listen to the Second Captains podcast.

• A dozen top European football clubs roiled world soccer by announcing plans for a breakaway “Super League.”

In the Irish Times, Early called the Super League “a naked power-grab by a self-appointed group of gangster clubs who want to set themselves up as a permanent aristocracy.”

• Alex Kirshner in Slate: “European Soccer’s New Gambit Is Following American Football’s Playbook

• North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance is “the draft’s most mysterious prospect.”

• Kaelen Jones in the Ringer: “The Ugly Narratives Surrounding Justin Fields’ Tumbling Draft Stock

• Trevor Lawrence says that, counter to what you might have heard, he is very motivated to win football games.

• ESPN’s Michael Rothstein on the highlights and lowlights of this weekend’s edition of Triller Fight Club.

• Fast Company calls Triller a “dark horse TikTok rival endorsed by the Trumps.”

A January ESPN profile of Jake Paul.

• TikTok star Justine Paradise has accused Paul of sexual assault; Paul denies the allegations.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Errol Spence:

Stefan’s Errol Spence: The San Diego Sockers music video “One for the Thumb” is a 1980s sports rap anthem classic.

On this week’s bonus segment, Josh, Joel, and Stefan talk about why (some) people think they can beat end-of-the-bench NBA players.

Podcast production and edit by Margaret Kelley.

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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