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 48m. Bisher sind 377 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

The Slow Fall Of Football

Hot Takedown discusses the impending cancellation of college football and then draft our World Series picks. Plus: a wide open Rabbit Hole.



Will College Football Fail Its First Exam?

Hot Takedown discusses the friction between college athletes, the Power Five, and the NCAA, and celebrates the return of live sports. 



MLB's "Plan" Didn't Pan Out

Hot Takedown discusses baseball’s spike in positive coronavirus cases, the return of hockey, and an extra innings Rabbit Hole.



Ready Or Not, Here Comes Baseball

Hot Takedown previews the return of MLB and the semi-finals of the NWSL Challenge Cup. Plus, a trail running Rabbit Hole.



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. 


 2020-07-07  54m

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)


 2020-06-30  48m

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.


 2020-06-23  54m

NBA Players Hit Pause

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


 2020-06-16  55m

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