Nate Jackson on Getting Hurt, Getting Cut, and Other Tales from His NFL Memoir Slow Getting Up

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Sept. 16 2013 6:39 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Johnny Hancock Is Just a Kid Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Alabama’s win over Texas A&M, RG3’s slow start, and Nate Jackson’s NFL memoir Slow Getting Up.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Nate Jackson, and Mike Wise discuss Alabama’s 49-42 victory over Texas A&M and Johnny Manziel, plus the latest shenanigans in college football as reported by Sports Illustrated and Yahoo Sports. They move onto the pro game and break down the Seattle Seahawks’ 29-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers, the latest on helmet hits and concussions, Robert Griffin III, and other topics. Finally, they discuss Nate’s new book, Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Bronco Bettys:

  • Mike’s Bronco Betty: The Washington football team’s nickname needs to go.
  • Nate’s Bronco Betty: A meditation on football body armor.
  • Stefan’s Bronco Betty: Deconstructing Vince Lombardi’s Second Effort, the best-selling sales training film of all time. (You can watch it online in two parts.)

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can e-mail 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

Nate Jackson is the author of Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile. He played in the NFL for six seasons.

Mike Wise is a sports columnist for the Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter.

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