Joe Paterno Sally Jenkins: Hang Up and Listen on the NFL’s conference title games and the deaths of the Penn State coach and freestyle skier Sarah Burke.
Slate’s Sports Podcast Talks to Sally Jenkins about Joe Paterno’s Final Interview
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Jan. 23 2012 6:40 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Famous Last Words Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the NFL’s conference title games and the deaths of Joe Paterno and freestyle skier Sarah Burke.


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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 heroes and scapegoats—kickers and non-kicker categories—of the Patriots’ win over the Ravens and the Giants’ win over the 49ers. They also talk to the Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins about conducting the last interview with Penn State coach Joe Paterno before his death at age 85. And David Ebner of the Globe and Mail joins the show to discuss the life and death of Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly 1080s:

Mike’s 1080: New England Patriots radio play-by-play man Gil Santos is not on his game.
Stefan’s 1080: The U.S. women’s soccer team is cruising in Olympics qualifying, but James Galanis and Hope Solo aren’t happy about Brandi Chastain’s announcing.
Josh’s 1080: Does the ImPACT concussion test do anything to protect athletes from head trauma?

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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is 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.