Hang Up and Listen on Bengals-Steelers, the NFL’s Los Angeles scheming, and the Baseball Hall of Fame vote.

Everything You Need to Know about the NFL’s Race to Put a Team in Los Angeles

Everything You Need to Know about the NFL’s Race to Put a Team in Los Angeles

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Jan. 11 2016 6:05 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Flaming Pile of Garbage Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Bengals-Steelers, the NFL’s Los Angeles scheming, and the Baseball Hall of Fame vote.

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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 the Steelers-Bengals catastrophe and other happenings on the NFL’s wild card weekend. They are also joined by Neil deMause of the website Field of Schemes to discuss the maneuvering by the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders to become the next pro football team (or teams) to play in Los Angeles. Finally, they assess the voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, where Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza got elected and Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and a lot of other people didn’t.

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 Grudzielaneks:

Mike’s Grudzielanek: Belle and Sebastian’s song “Piazza, New York Catcher” and its connection to rumors that the catcher was gay.

Stefan’s Grudzielanek: One man’s obsession with recording every boxing death.

Josh’s Grudzielanek: Why didn’t newspapers write about football star Devin White’s arrests when they reported his commitment to Louisiana State University?

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss their visits to various halls of fame. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

Our intern is Julia Karron.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.