Hang Up and Listen: The Tide Rolls the Honey Badger Edition
A special edition of Slate’s sports podcast on Alabama’s BCS title game victory over LSU.
Posted Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at 2:39 PM
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In this special edition of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Alabama’s 21-0 thrashing of LSU in the BCS title game. The topics covered include Alabama’s superior game plan, Les Miles’ decision to keep backup quarterback Jarrett Lee on the bench, and Brent Musburger’s obsession with honey badgers.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Alabama beat LSU 21-0 to win the BCS title.
The Alabama defense is one of the best in college football history.
Alabama’s Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals in the Tide’s victory.
Why didn’t LSU backup quarterback Jarrett Lee get a chance to play against Alabama?
LSU players wonder why Lee didn’t get an opportunity.
Alabama got 55 first-place votes in the final AP poll; LSU got one and Oklahoma State got four.
Former New Orleans Saints quarterback (and dad of current LSU football player T-Bob Hebert) Bobby Hebert questions Les Miles during his post-game press conference.
Deadspin chronicles Brent Musburger’s “honey badger” obsession.
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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 Slate's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen." You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.