Hang Up and Listen: The Super Bowl of Lawsuits Edition
Slate's sports podcast on the Super Bowl, the NFL's labor squabbles, and Dan Snyder v. Washington City Paper.
Posted Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at 6:58 PM
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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Packers' Super Bowl win over the Steelers and the upcoming NFL labor negotiations. Washington City Paper editor Michael Schaffer also joins the show to discuss Redskins owner Dan Snyder's suit against the paper.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
The Packers beat the Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV.
Slate's NFL dialogue featuring Josh, Stefan, Tom Scocca, and Nate Jackson.
Football Outsiders' prescient Super Bowl XLV preview.
NFL owners and the players association have started their labor negotiations.
SI.com's Peter King says fans don't want an 18-game season.
Esquire.com's report on an NFLPA study of player injuries.
Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the Washington City Paper.
TBD.com's legal analysis of the Snyder suit.
Deadspin on Snyder's claims that the City Paper's cover was anti-Semitic.
The story that inspired the lawsuit, Dave McKenna's "Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder."
Washington City Paper's legal defense fund.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly bankrupt airline peanuts:
Mike's bankrupt airline peanut: Expand the NFL Hall of Fame!
Stefan's bankrupt airline peanut: The worst Super Bowl column of the year.
Josh's bankrupt airline peanut: A match-fixing scandal in sumo wrestling.
Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Slate's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen." You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.