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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 welcome Washington City Paper's Dave McKenna to the show to discuss Redskins owner Dan Snyder dropping his defamation suit against McKenna and the paper. They also talk about the insanity of Saturday night's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz and the potential impact of Taylor Branch's Atlantic article "The Shame of College Sports."
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Redskins owner Dan Snyder dropped his lawsuit against Dave McKenna and the Washington City Paper. McKenna's original story, "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder."
The New York Times Magazine's interview with Dan Snyder.
TBD.com's profile of McKenna.
Fifty-four percent of Washingtonians disapprove of Snyder.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocked out Victor Ortiz with a fourth-round sucker punch.
HBO's Larry Merchant talks to Boxingscene.com about his post-fight imbroglio with Mayweather.
Grantland's Eric Raskin argued that Floyd Mayweather would only fight Manny Pacquiao if he lost to Ortiz.
The New York Times' Greg Bishop on Floyd Mayweather's financial acumen.
Bishop's post-fight story, "Once Again, Mayweather Wins Lots of Money but Little Love."
The complete first episode of HBO's reality series24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz.
Taylor Branch's Atlantic story "The Shame of College Sports."
Deadspin's Luke O'Brien pulls out the highlights of Branch's piece.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly Merchants:
Mike's Merchant: Talking to Phil Niekro about allowing his brother Joe's only major-league home run.
Stefan's Merchant: Nate Jackson, Zamir Amin, and Menlo College's legendary 731 yards of passing in a single game.
Josh's Merchant: Bo McCalebb, the American star of Macedonia's national basketball team.
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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