Kobe Bryant retirement: Hang Up and Listen on Bryant and Peyton Manning, Les Miles and Mark Richt, and announcer Ian Eagle.

A Close Reading of Kobe Bryant’s Retirement Poem

A Close Reading of Kobe Bryant’s Retirement Poem

Slate's sports podcast.
Nov. 30 2015 5:47 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Barking Where There Are No Dogs Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning, Les Miles and Mark Richt, and announcer Ian Eagle.

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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 end of the line for Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant and whether it’s possible for a great athlete to end his career with dignity. They also talk about Louisiana State University’s decision to keep Les Miles as its football coach and the University of Georgia’s move to fire Mark Richt. Finally, they interview announcer Ian Eagle about how he prepares for a sports broadcast.

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 Bugga Lous:

Mike’s Bugga Lou: Texas Christian University played Baylor in a monsoon, which had a small effect on the outcome of the game.

Stefan’s Bugga Lou: NFL betting slips were a great way to introduce your child to gambling.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss a new world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube. 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.