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The Lab

FiveThirtyEight, 538, ESPN, Neil Paine, Chris Herring, Kyle Wagner

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An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.
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54:54 | Aug 20th

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.

45:51 | Aug 13th

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.

54:06 | Aug 6th

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.

55:32 | Jul 30th

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.

44:05 | Jul 23rd

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.

58:38 | Jul 16th

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.

48:42 | Jul 9th

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.

42:26 | Jul 2nd

This week, Hot Takedown discusses all the drama around NBA free agency, the merits of competitive eating and changes to World Cup scoring.

47:35 | Jun 25th

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.

1:01:31 | Jun 18th

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.

46:35 | Jun 11th

Hot Takedown unpacks Game 5 of the NBA Finals and previews Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Plus, a Rabbit Hole featuring Sara's Minnesota Twins fandom.

48:35 | Jun 4th

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.

47:15 | May 28th

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.

39:53 | May 21st

Hot Takedown talks to author Caitlin Murray about USWNT's lawsuit for equal pay in advance of the Women's World Cup. Also, we get lost in disastrous baseball.

41:20 | May 14th

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.

39:30 | May 7th

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.

42:13 | Apr 30th

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.

35:53 | Apr 23rd

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.

32:16 | Apr 16th

The Hot Takedown team gathers to assess upsets in the NBA playoffs, Tiger's historic win at the Masters and our Rabbit Hole dives into other great comeback stories.

44:26 | Apr 9th

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.

46:29 | Apr 3rd

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.

46:27 | Apr 2nd

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.

38:05 | Mar 26th

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.

45:44 | Mar 19th

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.

02:40 | Mar 13th

The podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down.

31:32 | Mar 12th

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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48:55 | Jun 11th, 2018

We're in The Lab to wrap up the season while discussing what makes these Warriors different from other NBA "dynasties" and where LeBron James should play next season.
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42:48 | Jun 7th, 2018

The whole gang is back in the Lab to discuss what a potential sweep will do for the Warriors "dynasty" and LeBron's legacy. We also re-evaluate Finals MVP candidates and more.
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30:59 | Jun 4th, 2018

With the Finals shifting to Cleveland, Neil and Kyle are in The Lab to discuss Curry's Finals MVP-worthy performance and wonder which player could step up to help LeBron.
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23:05 | Jun 1st, 2018

Neil and Kyle are in The Lab to dissect the crazy ending to Game 1. We discuss JR's blunder, highlight what the Cavs did right and wonder what more LeBron has to do.
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45:16 | May 29th, 2018

First, we're in The Lab to break down what went wrong for Houston and Boston and then we look ahead to Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Part IV.
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44:17 | May 24th, 2018

The episode we posted earlier was incomplete. Listen to this one! The crew discusses the NBA conference finals and how the NFL's anthem policy differs from the NBA's.
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34:37 | May 21st, 2018

Neil and Kyle discuss why all the teams in the two remaining series have been so dominant at times, and terrible at others.
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42:18 | May 15th, 2018

The Celtics limited LeBron James -- is that a sign of things to come? The Warriors ran away with the end of the game -- are the Rockets doomed to be in the Warriors' shadow?
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48:17 | May 10th, 2018

Neil and Kyle preview both conference finals matchups, and say goodbye to the eliminated teams.
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22:13 | May 3rd, 2018

The crew is in The Lab to break down Utah's impressive win in Houston, the continued problems for the Raptors, Curry's return and more.
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46:29 | Apr 30th, 2018

The playoffs continue marching on and we're back in The Lab to break down the conference semi-final matchups in the East and West.
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35:01 | Apr 26th, 2018

The playoffs keep marching on and we're back to discuss the Thunder's epic comeback against the Jazz, preview the Warriors-Pelicans second round series and more.
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27:22 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Neil and Kyle break down the weekend playoff action and discuss the three 2-2 series in the Eastern Conference. For the Raptors, Celtics and the Cavs, who should be worried?
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42:15 | Apr 19th, 2018

We're back in the Lab to dive into the playoff series that are tied at 1-1 heading into Game 3. Is OKC in trouble? Can the Cavs get one back in Indiana? Should Embiid return?
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26:57 | Apr 16th, 2018

We're in The Lab to look back on the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs. We discuss Dipo and the Pacers, wonders what the Blazers can do to stop AD, and more.
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38:31 | Apr 13th, 2018

And now onto the Eastern Conference! We're back to preview all four first-round matchups in the East and offer our predictions for which teams will move on.
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35:59 | Apr 12th, 2018

Playoffs are finally here! We're in The Lab to preview the matchups in the Western Conference and compare our predictions with those of FiveThirtyEight's CARM-Elo predictions.
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45:44 | Apr 5th, 2018

This week, we're in The Lab to break down the Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors and their chances in this year's playoffs, Embiid's injury, Oladipo and more.
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40:58 | Mar 29th, 2018

This week on The Lab, the crew dives into the impact of Steph Curry's injury on the Warriors' playoff run, touch on Kyrie's knee procedure and more.
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42:28 | Mar 21st, 2018

This week in The Lab, we discuss the Jazz and their impressive re-build project this season, ask once again how legit the Rockets are, break down the problems in OKC and more.
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57:50 | Mar 14th, 2018

Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin joins us in The Lab to discuss LeBron James, the Cavaliers and more.
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35:48 | Mar 8th, 2018

This week in The Lab, the crew discuss the red hot Blazers, the intense playoff race happening out West and more.
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34:16 | Mar 5th, 2018

Neil Paine and Nate Silver sit down with the USA curling team to talk about stats in curling and what it was like to win gold at Pyeongchang.
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46:49 | Mar 1st, 2018

The whole crew is back in The Lab to discuss Jimmy Butler's injury, AD's performance after Boogie went down and the worst teams in the NBA.
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37:37 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Brian Windhorst joins us in The Lab to discuss possible new NBA playoff seedings. We also answer listener All-Star questions, discuss Toronto's surprising bench play and more.
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48:24 | Feb 15th, 2018

Nate Silver is back in The Lab to help us try to fix the All-Star Game. Plus, we tackle the Utah Jazz's surprising winning streak, the fit for the new Cavaliers and more.
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50:52 | Feb 8th, 2018

Nate Silver joins The Lab crew to discuss the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers and wonders which players will have the biggest impact on their new teams.
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49:23 | Feb 1st, 2018

The Lab touch on the Blake Griffin trade and dive into the injuries that have plagued the league, from Kevin Love to John Wall and more.
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37:01 | Jan 25th, 2018

The Lab investigate brewing problems in San Antonio and Cleveland and dive into where the Milwaukee Bucks can go now after firing head coach Jason Kidd.
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49:00 | Jan 18th, 2018

Washington Post reporter Candace Buckner joins The Lab to discuss the Washington Wizards. We also dive into Kawhi's injury, NBA fights and more.
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44:41 | Jan 11th, 2018

We're in The Lab this week to discuss Curry's return, Ball and the Lakers and the new and improved Timberwolves.
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34:09 | Jan 4th, 2018

We're back for the new year to discuss IT's return, the strange lack of crazy stat lines this season and Andre Drummond, the point guard?
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54:05 | Dec 27th, 2017

What's our most surprising team so far? Who's on our All-Rookie team right now? What should the Bulls do? We answer these and other questions from our listeners this week.
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49:33 | Dec 21st, 2017

The Lab give their takes on #8 or #24, check in on what's going right or wrong in The Process and more.
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40:28 | Dec 13th, 2017

We're in the Lab to discuss why OKC's outcasts are thriving and winning on their new teams and try to figure out how the Timberwolves are winning these close games.
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38:25 | Dec 7th, 2017

Neil, Kyle and Chris discuss LeBron James and the Cavs' recent win streak, the MVP caliber season of James Harden and more.
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38:58 | Nov 30th, 2017

Neil, Kyle and Chris chat about David Fizdale's firing and discuss the potential impact of Blake Griffin's latest injury.
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36:17 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Neil, Kyle and Chris are in The Lab to break down the problems with the OKC Thunder and discuss Lonzo's continued shooting woes.
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33:30 | Nov 16th, 2017

The Lab is back to discuss the Celtics' surprising winning streak and wonders how long they can keep winning like this.
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39:33 | Nov 8th, 2017

The Lab welcomes ESPN's Baxter Holmes to talk about NBA scheduling and tired players. Plus, Neil and Kyle discuss the Cavs situation and wonders if they should be worried.
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38:17 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Neil, Kyle and Chris are back in the Lab to discuss the transformation of Blake, KP and Aaron Gordon this season.
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30:12 | Oct 27th, 2017

Before the season started, Chris Herring sat down with Hornets GM, Rich Cho, to discuss the new season, Dwight Howard and food.
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35:02 | Oct 25th, 2017

Neil, Kyle and Chris are back to discuss what is going on in Phoenix and what we can decipher from Giannis' crazy start to the season.
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26:16 | Oct 18th, 2017

Where do the Celtics go from here? Chris, Neil and Kyle are back to discuss what the Gordon Hayward injury means for Boston and more impressions from the NBA's opening night.
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41:40 | Oct 17th, 2017

Chris Herring sits down with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers to discuss why family and basketball don't always mix and what to expect from Lonzo Ball this season.
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1:01:11 | Oct 11th, 2017

The Lab, FiveThirtyEight's new NBA podcast, is back! Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the good and the not-so-good teams in the East.
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1:05:50 | Oct 4th, 2017

FiveThirtyEight's new NBA podcast! Neil, Chris and Kyle discuss what to expect from each team in the West. Next week: the East.
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45:20 | Sep 26th, 2017

On our final show, the Hot Takedown crew breaks down what we've learned and says farewell with a Hall of Fame hot take.
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36:36 | Sep 19th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses Eli Manning's latest woes and debates whether the quality of play in the NFL is as low as it seems. Plus, a sig dig on baseball.
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44:01 | Sep 12th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses Sloane Stephens' U.S. Open triumph and dissects the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers' recent streaks in the MLB.
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30:58 | Sep 5th, 2017

The HTD crew is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes, who drops by to discuss her Aaron Rodgers profile and helps us preview the start of the NFL season. Plus, a sig dig on tennis.
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46:32 | Aug 30th, 2017

Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner break down the megadeal between the Celtics and the Cavaliers, and talk about how the teams will play next season.
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30:03 | Aug 22nd, 2017

The HTD crew previews college football and discusses parity and which metrics matter most. Plus, the Lakers' latest woes and a significant digit on Felix Hernandez.
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41:08 | Aug 15th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, whether momentum in sports really exists, and a significant digit on the MLB's long and getting longer games.
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32:57 | Aug 8th, 2017

The HTD crew is joined by Mike Goodman for an all soccer show that touches on the Neymar deal, previews the EPL, and questions if MLS is a Ponzi scheme.
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36:53 | Aug 1st, 2017

The HTD crew chats about Kate's new book -- out today! -- and the MLB trade deadline.
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40:48 | Jul 25th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses how NFL rookies are being paid less than they're worth, and takes a look at The Undefeated's 50 Greatest Black Athletes list.
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42:41 | Jul 18th, 2017

The HTD crew revisits our first ever stat school on baseball, breaking down batting average, OPS, and wRC+.
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36:39 | Jul 11th, 2017

The HTD crew is joined by Carl Bialik for a special stat school on tennis.
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35:20 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The HTD crew breaks down the latest in free agency moves in the NBA, with a significant digit on competitive eating.
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30:46 | Jun 27th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, John McEnroe's recent comments about Serena Williams, and how Tim Tebow is failing upward.
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36:02 | Jun 20th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses the latest rumors and developments in the NBA draft. Plus, a significant digit on baseball.
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38:16 | Jun 13th, 2017

The HTD discusses the MLB draft, whether this year's Warriors are the greatest NBA squad of all time, and the French Open.
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34:55 | Jun 6th, 2017

This week, we shake up our format and bring you our analysis on the latest NHL headlines, plus a deep dive on the current competitive balance in the NBA.
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35:46 | May 30th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses the NBA and NHL championship finals.
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40:37 | May 23rd, 2017

The HTD crew does an appreciation of Manu Ginobili, tries to figure out what's going on with the Cubs and breaks down an NFL rule change.
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49:01 | May 16th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses the latest developments in the NBA playoffs, whether Derek Jeter is over or underrated, and the potential advantages of games at home in the playoffs.
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45:07 | May 9th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses Isaiah Thomas vs. John Wall, the Mets' most recent struggles, and Nike's Breaking2 endeavor.
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32:08 | May 4th, 2017

Kate has a new podcast! Take a listen to the first episode and subscribe in your favorite podcasting app.
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44:44 | May 2nd, 2017

The HTD crew discusses the racial lines drawn around football positions, the NHL playoffs, and the retirement of Paul Pierce.
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49:22 | Apr 25th, 2017

The HTD crew previews the NFL draft, recaps the first round of the NBA playoffs, and checks in on the Champions League.
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41:40 | Apr 18th, 2017

The HTD crew talks with Nate Silver about why the save ruined relief pitching and investigates the sub-two hour marathon.
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50:27 | Apr 11th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses five candidates (Curry, Leonard, James, Harden, and Westbrook) for MVP of the NBA this year and crowns our champ.
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52:39 | Apr 4th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses the men's and women's NCAA championships and the controversy around resting players in the NBA.
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56:08 | Mar 28th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses this surprising Final Four, why Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, and the American League.
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48:04 | Mar 21st, 2017

The HTD crew breaks down the first two rounds of March Madness, examines the potential strike brewing in U.S. women's hockey, and previews the MLB's National League.
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54:07 | Mar 14th, 2017

The HTD crew dives into March Madness, chatting the men's and women's brackets and offering advice for making your picks. We also break down the NFL's latest free agency news.
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57:46 | Mar 7th, 2017

Our second live show! We chat with Ravens center John Urschel about math and football, debate what Kevin Duranta€™s injury might mean for the Warriors, and talk NHL trades.
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54:30 | Mar 1st, 2017

The HTD crew talks about the intersection of athletics and politics, discusses Claudio Ranieri's firing from Leicester City, and imagines baseball without statistics.
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55:15 | Feb 21st, 2017

The HTD crew discusses DeMarcus Cousins' move to New Orleans, checks in on men's college basketball and ponders if James Harden is as much of an MVP as he thinks he is.
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54:25 | Feb 14th, 2017

The HTD crew breaks down the NBA trade deadline, reviews the collapse of the Red Wings' dynastic glory, and chats home runs in the MLB.
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52:58 | Feb 7th, 2017

The HTD crew breaks down the record shattering Superbowl LI and investigates whether Terrell Owens deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Plus, a significant digit on the WNBA.
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55:02 | Jan 31st, 2017

The HTD crew discusses the Super Bowl. Plus: the Australian Open, Charles Barkley vs. LeBron James, and more.
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54:14 | Jan 24th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses the AFC and NFC championship games, chats with Duke's Lexie Brown on women's basketball, and takes a look at the Sixers' surprising hot streak.
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48:27 | Jan 17th, 2017

The HTD crew breaks down the Packers' 34-13 victory over the Cowboys, the current state of the English Premier League, and whether Carmelo Anthony should leave the Knicks.
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50:13 | Jan 10th, 2017

The HTD crew discusses Clemson's stunning fourth quarter defeat of the Crimson Tide, the possibility that a yacht made Odell Beckham Jr. play poorly, and streaks in the NHL.
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54:18 | Jan 3rd, 2017

The HTD crew previews Alabama vs. Clemson, chats on the quarterback injuries impacting the NFL playoff field, and investigates the Rockets' hot streak.
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50:27 | Dec 20th, 2016

The HTD crew discusses college football and whether we've hit peak bowl numbers, Brock Osweiler's troubles in Texas, and if the Elo system can be applied to Christmas movies.
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52:18 | Dec 14th, 2016

The HTD crew surveys the NFL playoff landscape, takes a deeper look at Andrew Wiggins' stats, and talks ties in Major League Soccer.
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51:49 | Dec 7th, 2016

The HTD crew chats about college football playoff picks, the seemingly unstoppable Russell Westbrook, and what the new collective bargaining agreement means for the MLB.
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54:28 | Nov 30th, 2016

The HTD crew discusses basketball, taking a look at men's and women's college teams as their seasons get underway. Plus, a return to the deadlocked World Chess Championship.
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45:51 | Nov 23rd, 2016

The HTD crew discusses the Packers' ongoing struggles, Thanksgiving football, and the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann as U.S. soccer coach.
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31:16 | Nov 17th, 2016

Our series concludes with the "ultimate weapon," Randall Cunningham of the Philadelphia Eagles, who could do it all before anyone knew what to do with someone like him.
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41:52 | Nov 15th, 2016

The HTD crew discusses the Steelers' insistence on going for two points, college football upsets and chats to Oliver Roeder about the World Chess Championship.
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48:32 | Nov 8th, 2016

The crew discusses the choice between Dak Prescott and Tony Romo, 538's College Football forecast and chats to new 538 writer Chris Herring about bad teams in the NBA.
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23:48 | Nov 3rd, 2016

The story of Peaches Bartkowicz, Chris Evert, and the rise of a new way to hit the tennis ball. Reported by Emma Morgenstern.