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Sept. 8 2014 6:49 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Ravens Cut Rice Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Ray Rice, the Atlanta Hawks owner’s email, and the worst high school quarterback ever.

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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 discuss TMZ’s release of video showing Ray Rice punching his wife and the Baltimore Ravens’ decision to cut Rice from the team. Slate’s Jamelle Bouie also joins to discuss Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson’s decision to put his team up for sale on account of an email he sent in 2012 that said in part that the team’s “black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a significant season ticket base.” Finally, Josh interviews Josh Keefe, who claims to be the worst quarterback in the history of high school football.

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Hang Up and Listen’s sportsdorsements:

Mike’s sportsdorsement: The baseball pennant races are heating up. Royals! Nationals! A’s! Angels!

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Josh’s sportsdorsement: The FIBA Basketball World Cup is about to get good. Look out for Slovenia’s Goran and Zoran Dragic.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss bonding through sports at the Slate retreat. Slate Plus members get an ad free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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