Bryan Price rant: Hang Up and Listen on the hack-a-Shaq strategy, Mayweather-Pacquiao, and baseball’s best tirades.

Should Everyone Boycott Floyd Mayweather’s Fight With Manny Pacquiao?

Should Everyone Boycott Floyd Mayweather’s Fight With Manny Pacquiao?

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April 27 2015 5:52 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Cracking on Hacks and Hack-a-Shaq Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on intentional fouling in the NBA, Floyd Mayweather, and baseball’s best profanity-laced rants.

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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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 all the intentional fouling in the NBA playoffs and whether the league should legislate it out of the game. They also discuss Floyd Mayweather’s history of domestic violence and whether viewers should boycott his fight with Manny Pacquiao. Finally, they assess Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price’s recent profanity-filled tirade and how it fits into the history of baseball rants.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Bevacquas:

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Mike’s Bevacqua: In praise of the baseball podcasts Fantasy Focus, Effectively Wild, and Just a Bit Outside.

Stefan’s Bevacqua: This is the best/worst Wheaties commercial of all time.

Josh’s Bevacqua: A short history of Rusty Staub’s rib-eating contest.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer and his heyday as an Olympic athlete and commercial pitchman. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.