49 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.

    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
    Bonus Episode: The Fullback Comeback

    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.

    • 14 min

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