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.
College Basketball Tries To Stay Positive (And COVID-Negative)
Hot Takedown looks at the challenges ahead for the upcoming college basketball season. Plus: a Rabbit Hole inspired by Theo Epstein.
The NBA’s Not-Normal November
Hot Takedown covers the big trades ahead of the NBA draft and Kim Ng's hiring as GM of the Miami Marlins.
What's Wrong With The NFL's Best Teams?
Hot Takedown breaks down the top five NFL teams according to our model and talks about the prospects for the College Football Playoffs.
All Podcasts Are Political
In an election special, Hot Takedown explores the influence of politics on sports, and how money from sports makes its way into politics.
Belichick Is Fresh Out Of Magic
Hot Takedown discusses the World Series so far and the divergent fortunes of the Patriots and the Buccaneers. Plus: a sartorial tour through championship patches in the Rabbit Hole.
More Moneyball, More Problems?
Hot Takedown discusses all things World Series: how the Dodgers and the Rays got here and who we think will win.
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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!!
One of my favorite podcast shows of all time!!
I look forward to Tuesday’s every week. I love the analytics based sport talk, mixed with interesting sports takes, and lovable personalities. I really connect with the host Sara Ziegler, as she knows what it’s like to be a fan of a heart wrenching team and handles that pains that brings with grace. (Go twins)
Sara Ziegler is from South Dakota. Five stars.