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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 Giants’ Super Bowl win over the Patriots. Has Eli Manning changed the image of the American sports hero? Was Bill Belichick right to let the Giants score? Is there cheering in the auxiliary press box?
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
The Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI.
Mike’s NPR report on the Giants’ victory.
Josh’s Slate/Deadspin roundtable post “Eli Manning Is All the Football Hero America Needs.”
Brian Burke’s roundtable entry on the math behind the Patriots’ decision to let the Giants score.
The Packers let the Broncos’ Terrell Davis score a touchdown in the final minutes of Super Bowl XXXII.
The Giants defense tightened up their coverage on the Patriots’ short passes in the second half.
Pro Football Talk on Mario Manningham’s great catch.
Wes Welker says he let his teammates down by dropping Tom Brady’s fourth-quarter pass.
Stefan’s entry from last week on the NFL’s new player safety ad.
The NFL’s bells and whistles laden site on health, safety, and the evolution of the game.
Seth Stevenson’s take in Slate on the best and worst Super Bowl ads.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Crispuses:
Mike’s Crispus: Will Chase Blackburn return to teaching now that the football season is over?
Stefan’s Crispus: The dissolution of Women’s Professional Soccer at the hands of magicJack owner Dan Borislow, as seen by players Ella Masar and Natasha Kai.
Josh’s Crispus: Will the fax machine be replaced as a signing day staple?
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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