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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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    • 4.7 • 170 Ratings

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.

    Why's Everyone Writing Off The Jazz?

    Why's Everyone Writing Off The Jazz?

    Hot Takedown discusses where Tiger Woods’ legacy goes from here and the surprising (regular season) success of the Utah Jazz. 

    • 51 min
    Osaka's Rise Doesn't Mean Serena Is Done

    Osaka's Rise Doesn't Mean Serena Is Done

    Hot Takedown talks through the results of the Australian Open and previews March Madness. Yes, it is almost March.

    • 52 min
    Grading The NHL's Start On And Off The Ice

    Grading The NHL's Start On And Off The Ice

    Hot Takedown looks at the start of the NHL season and the current state of sports video games. Plus: an MLB free agency Rabbit Hole. 

    • 52 min
    How The Bucs Sunk The Chiefs

    How The Bucs Sunk The Chiefs

    Hot Takedown breaks down Super Bowl LV: how the Buccaneers dismantled the Chiefs’ offense and what this win means for Tom Brady’s legacy. 

    • 53 min
    Baby GOAT vs. Grizzled GOAT

    Baby GOAT vs. Grizzled GOAT

    Hot Takedown previews Super Bowl LV and discusses the tensions between MLB owners and players. 

    • 51 min
    The Analytics On Being Aggressive

    The Analytics On Being Aggressive

    Hot Takedown discusses the NFL conference championship games and the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

3-Bikram ,

Diverse

They do such an exceptional job of giving a unique and global understanding of the sports world. Great for dilettantes and rabbit-holers alike.

ProgressiveEra ,

Great Podcast

Love this pod! They acknowledged one of my reviews on an episode on my birthday as well! Not to mention the great analysis on top of that. I’m leaving a review to say how much I appreciate the all rabbit hole final 2020 episode. Rabbit holes are my favorite!

rudinah ,

Best all-rounder sports podcast

Great sports analysis from 3 great journalists! Sara Ziegler is a fantastic host and is so great at guiding the conversation and getting the best out of her crewmates Neil and Chadwick. Love that they talk about a variety of sports and how they don't shy away from "controversial" topics (yes Sara NFL teams desperately need to stop hiring convicted domestic abusers and rapists!!). Thanks for the quality work y'all do every week. Love the show!!

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