50 episodes

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.

    "Will Jimmy Garoppolo Be The Hero?"

    "Will Jimmy Garoppolo Be The Hero?"

    Our Super Bowl Special! What to expect from the 49ers and the Chiefs this Sunday, the next frontier of football analytics and a Rabbit Hole on an unconventional champion.

    • 55 min
    Sign Stealing: Worse Than Steroids!

    Sign Stealing: Worse Than Steroids!

    The Astros sign-stealing scandal is back in the headlines and we're still not convinced it's worth the hype. Our Rabbit Hole examines the limitations of the Rooney Rule.

    • 58 min
    "The Ravens Always Choke"

    "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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    "No One Believed In Us, And Rightfully So"

    "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.

    • 59 min
    A Decade In Sports

    A Decade In Sports

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

    • 44 min
    STAT SCHOOL: From Box Scores to RAPTOR

    STAT SCHOOL: From Box Scores to RAPTOR

    Hot Takedown unpacks the evolution of statistics in the NBA.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

jrwlock ,

Great, except

Really liked their coverage of the NBA playoffs. Really like their stat based stories. But unsubbed until summer was over bc personally baseball stats are boring.

Moblin88 ,

Smart, Accessible, Entertaining Sports Podcast

I love this podcast. It hits so many sports and it’s one of the few analysis podcasts that’s not just a bunch of hot takes. That being said, the opinion that they should bring back the glowing hockey puck is just bad. If you can’t see the black puck on white ice on your 4K TV, there is no helping you. People listen to hockey on the radio! You don’t even need to see the puck to enjoy hockey, and it’s really not that hard to follow. 1 Star.

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