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United States

Networks:

ESPN

Description:

Where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. From ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.

Language:

English


Episodes

Historical Bias

9/19/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:37:33


September Streaks

9/12/2017
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The HTD crew discusses Sloane Stephens' U.S. Open triumph and dissects the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers' recent streaks in the MLB.

Duration: 00:44:39


Staying Power

9/5/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:31:11


The Cavs-Celtics Swap

8/30/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:47:30


A Tricky Deal

8/22/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:30:00


Hot And Cold

8/15/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:41:42


One Direction Or Another

8/8/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:33:55


Trading Places

8/1/2017
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The HTD crew chats about Kate's new book -- out today! -- and the MLB trade deadline.

Duration: 00:37:21


The Rookie Dilemma

7/25/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:41:15


Stat School: Baseball

7/18/2017
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The HTD crew revisits our first ever stat school on baseball, breaking down batting average, OPS, and wRC+.

Duration: 00:43:08


Stat School: Tennis

7/11/2017
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The HTD crew is joined by Carl Bialik for a special stat school on tennis.

Duration: 00:37:13


Free Agency Fireworks

7/3/2017
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The HTD crew breaks down the latest in free agency moves in the NBA, with a significant digit on competitive eating.

Duration: 00:35:48


The Most Statistically Accomplished Player

6/27/2017
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The HTD crew discusses NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, John McEnroe's recent comments about Serena Williams, and how Tim Tebow is failing upward.

Duration: 00:31:14


The Other Side Of The Ledger: 6/20/17

6/20/2017
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The HTD crew discusses the latest rumors and developments in the NBA draft. Plus, a significant digit on baseball.

Duration: 00:36:30


Don't Use The Existing Model: 6/13/17

6/13/2017
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The HTD discusses the MLB draft, whether this year's Warriors are the greatest NBA squad of all time, and the French Open.

Duration: 00:38:43


Hot Take Ville: 6/6/17

6/6/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:35:23


Championship Edition: 5/30/17

5/30/2017
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The HTD crew discusses the NBA and NHL championship finals.

Duration: 00:36:14


Us Sabermetric Types: 5/23/17

5/23/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:40:35


Prove It On The Field: 5/16/17

5/16/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:49:14


Skeptically Impressed: 5/9/17

5/9/2017
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The HTD crew discusses Isaiah Thomas vs. John Wall, the Mets' most recent struggles, and Nike's Breaking2 endeavor.

Duration: 00:45:35

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