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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 first round of the NFL playoffs, talk college football with ESPN's Desmond Howard, debate Andrew Luck's decision to stay at Stanford, and run through the history of college football coaches in the NFL.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Slate'sNFL dialogue featuring Josh, Stefan, Tom Scocca, and Nate Jackson.
The 7-9 Seahawks beat the Saints 41-36.
On the previous week's podcast, Josh, Stefan, and Mike talked about the Seahawks' badness and whether a team with a losing record should make the postseason.
Pro Football Talk derides Colts coach Jim Caldwell for calling a late-game timeout.
Desmond Howard's official Web site.
Howard's punt return and Heisman pose against Michigan in 1991.
Kansas State lost the Pinstripe Bowl thanks to an excessive celebration call.
Five Ohio State players were suspended five games each for selling memorabilia, but they were allowed to play in the Buckeyes' Sugar Bowl win over Arkansas.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck spurned the NFL to go back to school at Stanford.
ESPN.com's Ted Miller praises Luck for staying in college.
Washington's Jake Locker came back for his senior year and watched his draft stock plummet.
Peyton Manning talks about his decision to stay at Tennessee for his senior season.
USC's Matt Leinart also decided to stay in school for his senior year.
Stanford's Jim Harbaugh got a 5-year, $25 million deal to coach the San Francisco 49ers.
A 2008 Associated Press story on the poor track record of college football coaches in the NFL.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly "Fascinatin' Debra"s:
Mike's Fascinatin' Debra: The poor record of black coaches in college football. (Here's Mike's NPR report on the topic.)
Stefan's Fascinatin' Debra: The air hockey documentary Way of the Puck.
Josh's Fascinatin's Debra: Ken Pomeroy reveals that if you win a close game at home, you're likely to lose a rematch on the road.
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