Chris Kluwe Explains Why the Minnesota Vikings Are Cowards

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Jan. 6 2014 5:07 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The “I Know, I Borrowed Your Face” Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Week 1 of the NFL playoffs, Chris Kluwe’s accusations against the Minnesota Vikings, and the end of the BCS.

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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 exciting finishes and the huge number of injuries in Week One of the NFL playoffs. They are also joined by former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to discuss his contention that the team cut him loose due to homophobia, cowardice, and general discomfort with his gay-rights advocacy. Finally, they discuss college football’s scintillating bowl season and the end of the BCS.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Carolyn Nugent’s uterus

Mike’s Carolyn Nugent’s uterus: Tracing the origins of “The Little Sisters of the Poor” as a term of scheduling strength derision.

Stefan’s Carolyn Nugent’s uterus: Who’s worse, CNN’s Piers Morgan or the former Australian cricketer who flung balls at him?

Josh’s Carolyn Nugent’s uterus: Are you a bad person if you care about college football recruiting? The answer is yes.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Casey Butterly.

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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