Cricket World Cup: Hang Up and Listen on the NCAA Tournament, the retirement of NFL player Chris Borland, and the state of international cricket.

What Does Chris Borland’s Retirement Mean for the Future of the NFL?

What Does Chris Borland’s Retirement Mean for the Future of the NFL?

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March 23 2015 5:00 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Stuffed Sparrow on a Cricket Ball Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NCAA Tournament, the retirement of NFL player Chris Borland, and the Cricket World Cup.

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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 opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. They also discuss the early retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland and what effect, if any, his decision will have on other NFL players. Finally, writer Andrew Miller joins the show for a conversation about the present and future of the Cricket World Cup.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Jahangir Khans:

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Mike’s Jahangir Khan: Why are Nigerian Americans so successful in sports?

Stefan’s Jahangir Khan: Looking back at Chuck Bednarik’s famous hit on Frank Gifford.

Josh’s Jahangir Khan: Saying goodbye to the most-hated man in tennis.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the best strategy for watching the NCAA Tournament and preventing basketball overload. 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.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.