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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 success of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Tony Romo’s emotional speech about relinquishing his starting position to the rookie. They also talk with FiveThirtyEight writer Neil Paine about how Randall Cunningham changed the NFL and the state of the running quarterback in pro football today. Finally, they speak with Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski about teenage NHL stars Connor McDavid, Patrik Laine, and Auston Matthews.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- NFL kickers missed 12 extra-point attempts on Sunday.
- Owner Dan Snyder danced to “Jump Around” during Washington’s victory over Green Bay.
- Quarterback Dak Prescott threw three touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens in leading the Cowboys to their ninth straight victory.
- Watch a video of Prescott throwing away an empty cup.
- Tony Romo gave an emotional speech about his injury-shortened season and Prescott deserving to remain the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.
- Follow Neil Paine on Twitter.
- Listen to FiveThirtyEight’s podcast series Ahead of Their Time.
- Paine wrote that Randall Cunningham “ushered in the age of the running QB.”
- A 2013 study found that there was no “significant difference in injury rates between mobile and conventional quarterbacks.”
- Watch Randall Cunningham duck NFL all-time sack leader Bruce Smith and connect on a 60-yard pass with receiver Fred Barnett.
- Follow Greg Wyshynski on Twitter and listen to his podcast Marek vs. Wyshysnki.
- Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid recorded his first NHL hat trick on Saturday.
- McDavid’s speed helps him thrive in the modern NHL.
- Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrik Laine has been near the top of the NHL scoring charts all season.
- Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been in a slump but Puck Daddy gave eight reasons not to worry.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Shooters:
Mike’s Shooter: Hank Willis Thomas turned a 1986 photograph from Life into a life-size sculpture of former NBA player Juwan Howard’s arm.
Stefan’s Shooter: U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann likes to talk about chopping off heads.
Josh’s Shooter: The accumulation of injuries during Sunday night’s Washington–Green Bay game was of little interest to Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Josh, Stefan, and Mike discuss football on Thanksgiving and the tradition of watching sports on holidays. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.
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