Mike Brown fired: Hang Up and Listen on NFL quarterback concussions, the Lakers’ coaching carousel, and John Calipari’s Kentucky machine.
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Nov. 12 2012 5:10 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Wildcat Doth Protest Too Much Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on NFL quarterback concussions, the Lakers’ coaching carousel, and John Calipari’s Kentucky machine.

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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 NFL’s concussion protocol and the hits that knocked out quarterbacks Michael Vick, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler. They also talk about the Lakers’ stunning decision to replace coach Mike Brown with Mike D’Antoni instead of the legendary Phil Jackson. Finally, they compare Kentucky coach John Calipari’s one-and-done recruiting strategy to Mike Krzyzewski’s four-year plan at Duke.


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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is 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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