Hang Up and Listen

The NFL’s Final Game Tankapalooza Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Washington-Philadelphia, the College Football Playoff, and Duke women’s basketball.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about Washington’s pitiful win over Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football. They also discuss Alabama and Ohio State’s victories in the College Football Playoff. Finally, ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel joins for a conversation about the Duke women’s basketball team opting out of the season.

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• Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson claimed he was “coaching to win” against Washington on Sunday night.

• Rob Oller’s Columbus Dispatch column: “Enjoy Ohio State football while it lasts

• Bruce Schoenfeld in the New York Times Magazine: “Was the College Football Season Worth It?

• Chuck Culpepper in the Washington Post on a kinder, gentler Nick Saban.

Follow Mechelle Voepel on Twitter.

• Voepel’s ESPN story about the Duke women’s basketball team calling off the rest of its season.

• Last month, Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski questioned whether there should be a season.

In an editorial, the New York Times called for the cancellation of the entire college basketball season. Across the sport, games are being postponed or canceled daily.

• Several prominent coaches over age 65, including Tom Izzo, Jim Boeheim, and Rick Barnes, have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Cy McClairens:

Stefan’s Cy McClairen: Before he was commissioner of the Big Ten, Kevin Warren was a guy to remember on the 1981-82 Penn basketball team. (Here’s Myron Medcalf’s ESPN story about Grand Canyon basketball.)

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, Josh, and Mechelle Voepel discuss Becky Hammon becoming the first woman to serve as the head coach in a regular-season NBA game.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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A weekly sports discussion show from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate personalities Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin.

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