Roger Goodell’s continued failure: Hang Up and Listen on the NFL and domestic violence, why the rest of the world isn’t catching up to USA Basketball, and Jon Bois’s Breaking Madden.

Why Do We Expect the NFL to Do Better Than the Rest of Society on Combating Domestic Violence?

Why Do We Expect the NFL to Do Better Than the Rest of Society on Combating Domestic Violence?

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Sept. 15 2014 5:10 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Will Goodell Go? Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on another terrible week for the NFL, U.S. domination of the basketball World Cup, and Jon Bois’ Breaking Madden series.


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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 NFL’s continued reactionary stance to domestic abuse, what fans can and should expect from the league, and the changes in media coverage of the NFL. They examine the U.S. team’s dominant win at the FIBA World Cup, the cycle of Americans’ attitude toward international basketball, and whether the ease of victory this time will affect U.S. teams in future international tournaments. Finally, they interview SB Nation writer Jon Bois about his Breaking Madden series, the evolution of the Madden NFL video game series, and subverting the NFL.

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Hang Up and Listen’s BEEFTANKS:

Mike’s BEEFTANK: Thanking Joe Flacco for reminding us that they’re just football players—even with a Harvard degree.

Stefan’s BEEFTANK: A review of Serbian sports’ best theme songs.

Josh’s BEEFTANK: Deep cuts from Things You May Have Missed if You are not an Obsessive LSU Football Fan.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Robert Griffin III’s latest injury and the public perception of the young quarterback. Slate Plus members get an ad free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

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