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. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

Hot Takedown - Boring Boxing, NBA Round 2, Why The World Needs A New Baseball Stat

Kate Fagan, Neil Paine and Chadwick Matlin discuss Mayweather's win; round two of the NBA playoffs; and the advent of the new baseball stat DRA.


 2015-05-05  49m

Hot Takedown - NFL Draft, Mayweather's Past and Boxing's Future, Athletes Going Broke

Kate Fagan, Neil Paine and Chadwick Matlin discuss the upcoming NFL draft; Floyd Mayweather's violent past; and Pablo Torre joins to follow up on why athletes go broke.


 2015-04-28  1h0m

Hot Takedown - NBA Playoffs By The Numbers; Tanking; Tim Tebow, Take Magnet

Kate Fagan, Chadwick Matlin and special guest Caitlin Kelly of The New Yorker discuss the NBA playoffs, the NBA draft system, and Tim Tebow's baffling return to the NFL.


 2015-04-21  49m

Hot Takedown - Spieth's Dominance; NBA MVP; Nate Silver Talks to a Stats Skeptic

Neil Paine, Kate Fagan and Chadwick Matlin discuss Jordan Spieth's dominant Master's performance; who has the edge for NBA MVP; and Nate Silver talks to a stats skeptic.


 2015-04-14  54m

Hot Takedown - Emergency Pod! UConn's Win, Auriemma vs. Wooden, Will Anyone Catch the Huskies?

A special edition of Hot Takedown with Chadwick Matlin, Kate Fagin, and Allison McCann breaking down the UConn women's third consecutive national championship.


 2015-04-08  19m

Hot Takedown - Duke Does It Again; Opening Day; Hedging Hockey

Neil Paine, Kate Fagan and Chad Matlin discuss Duke's NCAA championship; the Padres big trade; and why hockey teams play to not win.


 2015-04-07  1h0m

Hot Takedown - Emergency Final Four Pod!

Live from Indy, a special podcast with Chadwick Matlin, Nate Silver, and Jody Avirgan breaking down Wisconsin's win over Kentucky, and previewing Monday's NCAA men's final.


 2015-04-05  25m

Hot Takedown - Finally, Four; The Cubs Sit Their Spring Star; Fixing the PAT

Chad Matlin, Kate Fagin and Neil Paine discuss the men's and women's brackets; the Cubs decision to keep Kris Bryant in the minors; and possible changes to the point after.


 2015-03-31  56m

Hot Takedown - Vintage Michigan State, Fixing the Women's Tournament, Trade Durant?

This week on Hot Takedown: Tom Izzo does it again, why the women's tournament isn't getting traction, and will the Thunder preemptively trade Kevin Durant?


 2015-03-24  1h0m

Hot Takedown - Bracketology, Chip Kelly, and Chris Borland

Hot Takedown is a new sports podcast from FiveThirtyEight w/ Chad Matlin, Kate Fagan, and Neil Paine. This week: advice for your bracket; NFL free agency by the numbers; more.


 2015-03-17  54m