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Hot Takedown

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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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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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It’s OK

By (no more nicknames available!) - Jun 12 2018
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But to be honest it feels just as hot-takey as any talk radio, but the hosts veil their opinions with numbers. But I listen because Zach Lowe only makes so many podcasts.

Great but imperfect.

By Lbpeer - Apr 30 2018
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Love the podcast. But sometimes I am pretty confident they don’t actually watch the games they talk about (2018 playoffs). That is a little frustrating. But overall good stuff.

iTunes Ratings

329 Ratings
Average Ratings
258
35
15
7
14

It’s OK

By (no more nicknames available!) - Jun 12 2018
Read more
But to be honest it feels just as hot-takey as any talk radio, but the hosts veil their opinions with numbers. But I listen because Zach Lowe only makes so many podcasts.

Great but imperfect.

By Lbpeer - Apr 30 2018
Read more
Love the podcast. But sometimes I am pretty confident they don’t actually watch the games they talk about (2018 playoffs). That is a little frustrating. But overall good stuff.
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Hot Takedown

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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.

Rank #1: "The Raptors Need To Be Better"

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This week, Hot Takedown evaluates the NBA and NHL conference finals. Plus, our Rabbit Hole tracks the players who made the most rosters over their careers.
May 14 2019
41 mins
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Rank #2: "The Red Sox Should Be Fine"

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The crew examines promising performances by the Red Sox and a tight Premier League title run with Mike Goodman of StatsBomb. Plus, our Rabbit Hole explores good luck totems.
May 07 2019
39 mins
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Rank #3: "The Giants Drafted A Backup QB"

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Hot Takedown checks the data behind Giants controversial no. 6 draft pick. ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry joins to discuss his new book, SprawlBall. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on horses.
Apr 30 2019
42 mins
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Rank #4: "The Rockets Can Beat The Warriors"

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Nate Silver joins the podcast to talk about the second round of the NBA playoffs. We also discuss Kyler Murray and the NFL draft and Nate rants about home runs in the MLB.
Apr 23 2019
35 mins
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Rank #5: "Tiger Will Catch Jack"

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The Hot Takedown team gathers to assess upsets in the NBA playoffs, Tiger's historic win at the Masters and our Rabbit Hole dives into other great comeback stories.
Apr 16 2019
32 mins
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Rank #6: "Giannis Is Clearly The MVP"

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Hot Takedown gathers to discuss the end of March Madness and debate who will become the NBA MVP. Plus, it's Masters week and our Rabbit Hole goes back to 1908.
Apr 09 2019
44 mins
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Rank #7: [AUDIO FIXED] Michigan State Beat The Best

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Our upload earlier this week made Geoff sound like he was in a tunnel of sound. This fixes that. We talk NCAAM, MLB opening weekend, and our Rabbit Hole of the week.
Apr 03 2019
46 mins
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Rank #8: "Michigan State Beat The Best"

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Hot Takedown is buzzing with reactions to the March Madness Final Four. Plus, MLB opening weekend brought surprises and our Rabbit Hole of the Week has us feeling old.
Apr 02 2019
46 mins
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Rank #9: "Get That Extension While You Can"

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The Hot Takedown crew reacts to a flurry of MLB extensions and make our predictions for the season. We debate NBA prospects for Williamson and Morant, plus an ode to Gronk.
Mar 26 2019
38 mins
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Rank #10: "Conference Tournaments Are Meaningless"

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This week, Hot Takedown previews the NCAA tournaments and make our Final Four picks. We also take stock of the NFL free agency and discuss strange NCAA mascots.
Mar 19 2019
45 mins
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