Hang Up and Listen

The USA Dos, Mexico Cero Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on USA-Mexico, Adam Schefter, and the Morris twins vs. the Jokic brothers.


Episode Notes

Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Grant Wahl to talk about the U.S. men’s national team’s dominant win over Mexico. Stefan, Josh, and Joel Anderson then discuss how ESPN’s Adam Schefter covered a domestic abuse allegation against Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Finally, they look into the war of words between the NBA’s Morris twins and Jokic brothers.

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• Read Wahl’s report about the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s decisive 2-0 win over Mexico in 2022 World Cup qualifying.

• In Slate, Eric Betts wrote that this was “as thorough a victory as the U.S. has ever inflicted on its southern neighbors.”

Adam Schefter’s first tweet about the domestic abuse allegation against Dalvin Cook.

• The Minnesota Star-Tribune on the lawsuit against Cook.

• Schefter apologized for his initial reporting.

• Robert Klemko’s Twitter thread on how the Schefter sausage gets made.

• Rick Maese’s 2014 Washington Post profile of Schefter.

• Candace Buckner’s Washington Post column on the Morris twins vs. the Jokic brothers.

Inside the NBA’s take on the beef.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Willie Sojourner:

Stefan’s Willie Sojourner: NFL linebacker Sam Huff, who died last week at 87, was the subject of a groundbreaking 1960 TV documentary hosted by Walter Cronkite, The Violent World of Sam Huff.

On this week’s bonus segment, Stefan and Josh talk to Grant Wahl about his visit to the breakaway republic of Transnistria to report on FC Sheriff Tiraspol, which beat Real Madrid in European Champions League play.

Podcast production and edit by Kevin Bendis.

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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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