Super Bowl 49: Hang Up and Listen on Pete Carroll’s play call and the game’s little-known stars. Plus, an interview with NBC’s Fred Gaudelli.

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Feb. 2 2015 5:09 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The 1 Yard From Stardom Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Super Bowl, featuring interviews with Grantland’s Bryan Curtis and NBC’s Fred Gaudelli.

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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 New England’s 28–24 win over Seattle in Super Bowl 49, and the Seahawks’ decision to throw from the 1-yard line at the end of the game. Grantland’s Bryan Curtis joins to discuss the surprising stardom of the Patriots’ undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler and the Seahawks’ former Foot Locker employee Chris Matthews. NBC’s lead producer Fred Gaudelli also comes on to explain what he saw as he helmed his fifth Super Bowl broadcast.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Scott Myricks:

Mike’s Scott Myrick: a critical assessment of Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl.

Stefan’s Scott Myrick: Did Qatar try to buy its way to a handball world championship?

Josh’s Scott Myrick: The “IBM Insights” on ESPN’s tennis broadcasts aren’t all that insightful.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the genius of Key & Peele’s East/West Bowl sketches. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.