Was Tonya Harding a Villain or a Victim?

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Jan. 13 2014 5:24 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Kneecapping on Ice Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Week 2 of the NFL playoffs, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and a new documentary on Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

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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 Week 2 of the NFL playoffs. They also discuss the controversies surrounding the Baseball Hall of Fame’s selection process, and the various proposals to fix it. Finally, they review the new ESPN documentary The Price of Gold, which revisits the attack on Nancy Kerrigan by Tonya Harding’s associates and its dramatic aftermath at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly testosterone troches:

Mike’s testosterone troche: In 1964, Packers halfback Paul Hornung had the worst kicking season of all time.

Stefan’s testosterone troche: On the adults who play electric football and provide helpful instruction and “tweaking” tips for other aspiring coaches.

Josh’s testosterone troche: A manifesto against gambling manifestos.

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

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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 Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor. You can email him at sportsnut@slate.com, visit his website, and follow him on Twitter.

Mike Pesca is the host of Slate’s upcoming daily podcast. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.