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.

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"The Ravens Always Choke"

The Titans pulled off the largest NFL playoff upset (according to Elo), social media is transforming how we cover the NBA and a Rabbit Hole on what the NHL is doing right.


 2020-01-14  1h2m

"No One Believed In Us, And Rightfully So"

The NFL had a genuinely wild, wild-card weekend and Joe Burrow may be the most efficient college quarterback ever. Plus, Vince Carter's unique role in the NBA.


 2020-01-07  59m

A Decade In Sports

Hot Takedown explores the past 10 years in sports by assessing statistical changes, unlikely champions and new world records.


 2019-12-31  44m

STAT SCHOOL: From Box Scores to RAPTOR

Hot Takedown unpacks the evolution of statistics in the NBA.


 2019-12-24  56m

Bonus Episode: The Fullback Comeback

An interview from the ESPN Daily podcast that featured FiveThirtyEight's Josh Hermsmeyer. Josh recently wrote about the resurgence of fullbacks in the NFL.


 2019-12-19  14m

Cheating In Sports: What Really Matters?

Hot Takedown develops a rubric for assessing cheating scandals. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on the impact of hockey superstars.


 2019-12-17  1h0m

"The Russia Ban Isn't Enough"

Did WADA's ban on Russia (but not its athletes) from global competition go far enough? A non-controversial College Football Playoff and the secret of the NFC West.


 2019-12-10  52m

MLB Is A Soap Opera, NFL Is Game Of Thrones

A deep dive into MLB free agency and how the Patriots shape the narrative of the NFL. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on the late Brad Gobright and the evolution of rock climbing.


 2019-12-03  48m

"Baseball Needed A Villain"

Are the Astros cheating or is sign stealing just baseball as usual? Plus, chaos in the College Football Championship and a Rabbit Hole on the demise of iconic nicknames.


 2019-11-26  52m

"Kaepernick won't play in the NFL again"

A quantitative approach to Colin Kaepernick's NFL hopes. Mike Goodman joins to discuss a surprising EPL table. Our Rabbit Hole assesses MLB Hall of Fame candidates.


 2019-11-19  54m