Slate’s Sports Podcast on the Offseason Absurdity of SEC Football

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July 22 2013 6:13 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The MildlyInteresting.com Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Phil Mickelson’s British Open win, the 2013 Tour de France, and Johnny Manziel’s eventful offseason.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg discuss the everyman appeal of Phil Mickelson and his unabashed pride after winning the British Open. They also talk with Matthew Beaudin of VeloNews about Chris Froome’s Tour de France victory and whether it’s fair to speculate about the possibility that he’s doping. Finally, they consider the mounting criticism of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, and the growing spectacle of the SEC football offseason.

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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.

Dan Steinberg writes the D.C. Sports Bog for the Washington Post.

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