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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Gist’s Mike Pesca to discuss the Philadelphia Eagles’ thrilling 41–33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan also joins the show to discuss tensions between Major League Baseball players and owners over the sport’s moribund free-agent market.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title.
- The teams combined for 1,151 yards of total offense, the most in any NFL game ever, and a slew of other records.
- Foles played close to a perfect game, but so did the Patriots’ Tom Brady.
- Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler was benched by coach Bill Belichick and said after the game, “They gave up on me.”
- Philadelphia’s Jay Ajayi made a sleeping motion to the sidelines when Patrick Chung of New England appeared to be unconscious after a hit. Chung returned to the game.
- After the game, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski indicated he was considering retirement.
- Follow Jeff Passan on Twitter.
- Passan wrote that payrolls in Major League Baseball are facing a big drop and that the sport could be heading toward a labor standoff.
- A player agent claimed the lack of offers to more than 100 free agents appears to be coordinated.
- In Sports Illustrated, Tom Verducci argued that the players’ union bungled the last collective bargaining agreement.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Errol Manns:
Stefan’s Erroll Mann: The late Oscar Gamble should be known for much more than his remarkable Afro.
Josh’s Errol Mann: The story of the Bengal tiger who attacked a high school football player at a pep rally in 1986.
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