Leonard Fournette NFL draft: Hang Up and Listen on the baseball playoffs, chaos at Chelsea, and pro football’s early-entry rules.

Down With the Idiotic, Repugnant Argument That Leonard Fournette Needs to Play College Football 

Down With the Idiotic, Repugnant Argument That Leonard Fournette Needs to Play College Football 

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Oct. 5 2015 7:56 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The You Don’t Know What Fluffer Means Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Nationals’ collapse and the baseball playoffs, chaos at Chelsea, and Leonard Fournette.

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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 the collapse of the Washington Nationals and the start of the baseball playoffs. Soccer writer Ken Early then joins the show to assess the chaos at English soccer club Chelsea, where the defending Premier League champions are off to a terrible start to the new season. Finally, they talk about the extraordinary feats of Louisiana State University running back Leonard Fournette and whether he should challenge the NFL’s early-entry rules.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Chelsea pensioners:

Mike’s Chelsea pensioner: A Green Bay Packers tight end who shares a name with an American composer.

Stefan’s Chelsea pensioner: The evolution of the New York Mets theme tune “Meet the Mets.”

Josh’s Chelsea pensioner: The sad tale of superstar prison athlete Alabama Pitts.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the worst plays in NFL history. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.