Can Someone Make It Snow Every NFL Weekend?

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Dec. 9 2013 5:09 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The “In the Conversation” Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the BCS title matchup, the Jameis Winston case, a snowy NFL weekend, and the United States’ World Cup draw.

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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 talk about an extraordinary weekend in football, both college and pro, with Florida State and Auburn earning trips to the BCS title game, the NFL getting pounded by winter weather, and the Denver Broncos’ Matt Prater kicking a record-setting 64-yard field goal. They also discuss the Florida state attorney’s decision not to charge FSU quarterback Jameis Winston with rape. Finally, they’re joined by Roger Bennett of Grantland’s Men in Blazers podcast to assess the United States’ World Cup draw.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Arthur Virgilios:   

Mike’s Virgilio: Having a conversation about the sports cliché “in the conversation.”

Stefan’s Virgilio: On the last NFL game prior to this weekend that had no points from kicks, a 1957 matchup between the Eagles and the Steelers.

Josh’s Virgilios: Revisiting Chuck Bednarik’s 1960 hit on Frank Gifford.

Podcast production and edit by John O’Leary. 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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