Hot Takedown

Hot Takedown is the weekly sports podcast from FiveThirtyEight. On it, the crew uses numbers to dissect the week in sports, taking down some silly hot takes in the process.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 371 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

College Football Makes A Conference Call

Hot Takedown talks about the Big 10 and Pac-12’s change to conference-only play, Manchester City’s appeal to be allowed to play in the Champions League, and a team (re)naming Rabbit Hole.



What's In A Team Name?

Hot Takedown discusses the renewed push to change the name of Washington’s NFL team, our new NBA forecast, and a batting stance Rabbit Hole. 



New(ton) England

Hot Takedown discusses the Patriot's newest MVP QB and the latest examples of athlete activism. Plus, a Rabbit Hole about pumping iron(s)



Flattening The Curveball

Hot Takedown discusses MLB's restart plan and how multiple leagues are coping with COVID-19. Plus, an NBA coaching Rabbit Hole.



NBA Players Hit Pause

Hot Takedown discusses some NBA players' reservations with the league's restart logistics and previews the Premier League's return.



Was Drew Brees's Fourth Apology The Charm?

Hot Takedown assesses the NFL's rapid evolution on player protests and the NBA's plans to reopen in Disney World. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on fake players.


 2020-06-09  52m

What Can Sports Do?

Hot Takedown discusses the sports world's response to the ongoing protests against police brutality towards black Americans.


 2020-06-02  42m

Show Me The Money(ball)

Hot Takedown looks at the negotiations between MLB players and owners, and examines why golf has already made a successful comeback. Plus one last "Last Dance" Rabbit Hole.


 2020-05-26  49m

Shall We Last Dance?

Hot Takedown unpacks how truthful, and useful, the Michael Jordan docu-series is and debates some potential NFL diversity hiring incentives. Plus, a cricket-themed Rabbit Hole


 2020-05-19  52m

Live Sports? In This Economy?

Hot Takedown covers a new poll about what fans need to feel safe at live sporting events and discuss how it applies to the NBA. Then, an NCAA bribery Rabbit Hole, as a treat.


 2020-05-12  48m