Slate’s Sports Podcast on How Athletes Should React to Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

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Aug. 19 2013 8:07 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Rainbow-Colored Fingernails Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on athletes and Russia’s anti-gay laws, the Premier League’s NBC debut, and Sean Pamphilon’s The United States of Football.

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Hang Up and Listen is pleased to present a weekly segment featuring Alex Belth, the proprietor of Deadspin’s sports journalism archive The Stacks. This week’s featured story is “The Most Hated Winner in Football,” Leonard Shecter’s 1969 Look magazine piece on Al Davis. You can follow Alex on Twitter and email him.

In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss how athletes should respond to Russia’s anti-gay laws and whether there should be a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. They also talk about NBC’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Barclays Premier League. Finally, they interview filmmaker Sean Pamphilon about his new documentary The United States of Football and his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. 

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s little dribblers:

Mike’s little dibbler: The Chicago Cubs lost the 1906 World Series against the “Hitless Wonders,” the Chicago White Sox. Why didn’t the Cubs pitch Carl Lundgren?

Stefan’s little dribbler: Antigua Barracuda FC recently completed the worst season in North American professional sports history, compiling an 0-26-0 record.

Josh’s little dribbler: While Major League Baseball is tinkering with its instant replay system, cricket players stand accused of trying to subvert cricket’s replay technology by using silicone tape.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Michael Gerber.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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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