Hang Up and Listen, the Early Winter Classic Edition
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Updated Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at 4:42 PM
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Rush Limbaugh's Wall Street Journal essay on his flirtation with NFL ownership.
The Washington Post's Michael Wilbon on why the NFL would be right to reject Limbaugh.
In Slate, Allen Barra argued that Rush Limbaugh was right about Donovan McNabb.
Erick Aybar misses the bag on a double play ball in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Deadspin argues that it's lunacy to criticize the ump for making the right call.
The New York Times' David Waldstein explains that baseball's unwritten rules don't exist.
College football's first BCS rankings.
The New York Times' Pete Thamel on whether Boise State has a shot at making the title game and other BCS questions.
The official site of the United Football League.
The UFL's mission statement.
USA Today's Sean Leahy on how the United Football League is setting itself up as a developmental league for the NFL.
Trailer for Mike Tollin's documentary Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?
Henry Abbott's TrueHoop post about Kevin Durant's terrible plus-minus rating.
More on Durant and plus-minus in Abbott's follow-up post.
Basketball stats guru Wayne Winston, inventor of adjusted plus-minus.
Kevin Durant's response, via Twitter.
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Oct. 12, 2009
Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Slate's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen." You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Drew Magary is a Deadspin columnist and author of the book Men With Balls: The Professional Athlete's Handbook.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.
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