2015 Women’s World Cup: Hang Up and Listen on the U.S. victory over Japan, NBA free agency, and ESPN’s on-screen strike zone graphics.

Was Carli Lloyd’s Performance the Best Ever by an American Athlete in a Championship Game?

Was Carli Lloyd’s Performance the Best Ever by an American Athlete in a Championship Game?

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July 6 2015 4:51 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Carli Lloyd Is a Golden God Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Women’s World Cup final, NBA free agency, and ESPN’s on-screen strike zone graphics. 

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Bryan Curtis, 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, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Bryan Curtis are joined by Stefan Fatsis, who watched from Vancouver as the U.S. women’s national team beat Japan to win the Women’s World Cup. They discuss coach Jill Ellis’ tactical maneuvers, Carli Lloyd’s amazing performance, and where women’s soccer goes from here. They also talk about the strange economics of NBA free agency and consider the pros and cons of ESPN’s on-screen “K Zone” graphics, which display pitch locations in real time.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly M&M’s Cup:  

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Mike’s M&M’s Cup: The best basketball players in the history of Dallas aren’t all that great.

Bryan’s M&M’s Cup: Did former NBA star Wilt Chamberlain charge at rhinos in the zoo? Chamberlain reveals all in his 1991 memoir A View From Above.

Josh’s M&M’s Cup: Mike Ryan, the first coach of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, had some progressive and some not-so-progressive about women’s sports.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Bryan Curtis discuss the tradition of baseball metaphors in American politics. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Emma Zehner.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.