Slate’s Sports Podcast Debates Whether Youth Tackle Football Should Be Banned

Slate's sports podcast.
Nov. 19 2012 5:49 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Moment of Hoodwinkitude Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on college football’s latest round of upsets, the Miami Marlins’ fire sale, and whether youth tackle football should be banned.

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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 talk about the losses by college football’s top two teams, Kansas State and Oregon. They also examine the Marlins’ latest fire sale and the evil genius of the team’s owner Jeffrey Loria. Lastly, they debate whether it’s time to outlaw youth tackle football.

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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 Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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