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Nov. 18 2013 5:04 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Death to Punting Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on an iconoclastic high school football coach, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement, and Mike Tyson on Broadway.

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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 are joined by Kevin Kelley of Arkansas’ Pulaski Academy, better known as the high school football coach whose team never punts. Siddhartha Vaidyanathan of ESPN Cricinfo also comes on the show to talk about the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest cricketers ever and India’s most beloved sportsman. Finally, they discuss Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, the Spike Lee-directed one-man show that just premiered on HBO.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly corridors of uncertainty:

Mike’s corridor of uncertainty: The BCS’ “average” computer ranking is not the average of the BCS’s computer rankings.

Stefan’s corridor of uncertainty: On Matt Chaney, who has taken it upon himself to record every death of an American football player.

Josh’s corridor of uncertainty: Two NFL franchises are in a battle to have the loudest crowd ever, and some opposing fans aren’t happy. The NFL used to have a rule limiting crowd noise, but no longer.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Casey Butterly.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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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