"The Youths Have Taken Over Baseball": 8/20/19
A breakdown of young players dominating the MLB, a look ahead to the 2019 college football season and a Rabbit Hole on the Little League World Series.
"Nothing Says 'Fantasy' Like Risk Management": 8/13/19
Hot Takedown unravels the logic behind fantasy football and weighs potential outcomes for the 2019-20 EPL title race. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on historic baseball upsets.
The Whole Show's A Rabbit Hole: 8/6/19
A better approach to EPL Fantasy, the density of champions in the WNBA, a search for NASCAR road course ringers and an appreciation for X Games events, past and present.
"Mets In Perpetual Chaos": 7/30/19
Hot Takedown looks at the MLB trade deadline and Lyndsey D'Arcangelo from The Athletic joins to discuss the WNBA. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on temper tantrums.
"Zeke Should Hold Out": 7/23/19
The role of analytics in the depreciation of NFL running backs and a Rabbit Hole that might make you wary of your ballpark seat assignment.
"Good Luck Betting On The 2019-20 NBA": 7/16/19
Nate Silver joins to discuss our 2019-20 NBA model. We look ahead to the British Open and dive into the unlikely tie break scenarios at Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup.
"We Want Infinite All-Star Rosters": 7/9/19
The team assesses the MLB All-Star Game and is joined by Travis Sawchik to discuss his new book, The MVP Machine. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on New York ticker-tape parades.
"The Knicks Need To Grow Up": 7/2/19
This week, Hot Takedown discusses all the drama around NBA free agency, the merits of competitive eating and changes to World Cup scoring.
"Is The USWNT As Good As We Thought?": 6/25/19
This week our crew looks at the quarterfinal matchup between the USA and France in the Women's World Cup, NBA free agency and a Rabbit Hole into sports boardgames.
"Survival Of The Takiest": 6/18/19
We dive into the hottest takes of the NBA finals and analyze our Women's World Cup model. In the latest edition of "Get Off My Field", Sara demands more glowing objects.
The Warriors' Incredible Win And Horrible Loss: 6/11/19
Hot Takedown unpacks Game 5 of the NBA Finals and previews Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Plus, a Rabbit Hole featuring Saras Minnesota Twins fandom.
"Serena Should Win Every Slam": 6/4/19
Hot Takedown discusses the upsets in the women's French Open and the strategies of the convoluted MLB draft, and our Rabbit Hole champions the Women's College World Series.
Nate Silver joins to discuss why our model favors Toronto in the NBA Finals. Plus, Tottenham's improbable road to the Champions League final and a Rabbit Hole on figurines.
"Bottom Line: Pay Women The Same": 5/21/19
Hot Takedown talks to author Caitlin Murray about USWNT's lawsuit for equal pay in advance of the Womens World Cup. Also, we get lost in disastrous baseball.
"The Raptors Need To Be Better": 5/14/19
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.
"The Red Sox Should Be Fine": 5/7/19
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.
"The Giants Drafted A Backup QB": 4/30/19
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.
"The Rockets Can Beat The Warriors": 4/23/19
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.
"Tiger Will Catch Jack": 4/16/19
The Hot Takedown team gathers to assess upsets in the NBA playoffs, Tigers historic win at the Masters and our Rabbit Hole dives into other great comeback stories.
"Giannis Is Clearly The MVP": 4/9/19
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.
[AUDIO FIXED] Michigan State Beat The Best: 4/3/19
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.
"Michigan State Beat The Best": 4/2/19
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.
"Get That Extension While You Can": 3/26/19
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.
"Conference Tournaments Are Meaningless": 3/19/19
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.
"The Steelers Are Better Off Without AB": 3/12/19
Hot Takedown is back! This week, we tackle Antonio Brown's trade to the Raiders, the Mets going for it in the NL East and our Rabbit Hole of the week.
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