Hang Up and Listen discusses why professional athletes call their team owners “Mr.”

Is It Weird That Athletes Call Their Bosses Mr.? Hang Up and Listen Weighs In. 

Is It Weird That Athletes Call Their Bosses Mr.? Hang Up and Listen Weighs In. 

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April 19 2016 6:32 PM
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Should We Be Weirded Out That These Grown Men Call Their Bosses Mr.

Hang Up And Listen answers a listener’s question about a strange point of sports etiquette. 

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft signs autographs during training camp at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, July 30, 2015.

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On Hang Up and Listen’s April 18 Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Mike Pesca, Josh Levin, and Stefan Fatsis answer a listen question about why professional athletes refer to their team owners as Mr. So-and-so. Is it weird to hear these grown men call their boss Mr.?—and what does the custom say about the history of sports? Hang Up and Listen discusses.

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