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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 rivalry between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, the greatness of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, and Portland center Greg Oden's latest season-ending knee injury. Esquire's Scott Raab also joins the show to talk about Cleveland sports, his hatred of LeBron James, and the Miami Heat's decision to ban him from American Airlines Arena.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel said that the Northwestern-Illinois game at Wrigley Field was a "football mockery."
The Patriots beat the Colts 31-28.
Football Outsiders' "Brady-Manning irrational thread."'s Brady-Manning "ultimate comparison."
Cold, Hard Football Facts on how the 2007 AFC Championship Game changed the Manning-Brady rivalry.
Greg Oden will miss the NBA season after yet another knee injury.
Bleacher Report's slide show of the 50 most injury-prone athletes of all time.
The Onion reports: "Careless Blazers Goofing Around With Basketball Shatter Greg Oden Into Thousand Pieces."
Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley on Oden's injury troubles.
True Hoop's Henry Abbott wrote about Oden's woes back in October and again last week.
Scott Raab's Twitter account.
Raab's Esquire archive.
Raab's articles about LeBron James.
Raab's laudatory Esquire piece about James from 2007.
The New York Times on the Miami Heat's decision to take away Raab's credential.
Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch on Raab's hatred of LeBron.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Sockalexis:


Scott's Sockalexis: the time he taunted a depressed Cleveland Indian.
Mike's Sockalexis: Jimmie Johnson's fifth straight NASCAR championship.
Stefan's Sockalexis: Will MLS align itself with soccer's international calendar? Also, the University of North Carolina women's soccer team lost to Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament.
Josh's Sockalexis: the classic NFL turkey prank, and the time Lynn Swann turned the tables.

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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 Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.


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