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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 the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. They’re also joined by Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski to discuss his successful campaign to get enforcer John Scott voted in to the NHL All-Star Game. Finally, economist and comedy writer Matt Hill joins to discuss his cartoon series Spurs Special Forces.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Andy Reid’s clock management in the final minutes of the Chiefs’ lost to the Patriots was not exceptional.
- In 2011, Tom Scocca wrote that Reid’s “slow, powerful coaching brain is like an aircraft carrier in a speedboat race.”
- The Carolina Panthers are still trying to silence their critics, even though they have the NFL’s best record.
- In Slate, Tommy Craggs wrote about Cam Newton and fear of a black quarterback.
- The New York Daily News mocked “Taint-ans” Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
- Tom Brady and Peyton Manning’s all time head-to-head matchups and records.
- The NHL has decided to allow enforcer John Scott to play in the All-Star Game.
- Greg Wyshynski floated the idea of Scott playing in the All-Star Game in this podcast.
- Wyshynski’s Puck Daddy piece on how the NHL has no idea how to handle the Scott vote.
- The controversy around the Scott vote is eerily similar to Rorygate.
- All of Matt Hill’s Spurs Special Forces videos can be viewed in this playlist.
- Andrew Keh of the New York Times speaks with Hill about Spurs Special Forces.
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On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca revisit their recent conversations about Chip Kelly and the NFL’s Los Angeles sweepstakes. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.
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