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What We Learned From The NFL’s Upset-Heavy Week 6
Monday October 14, 2019

sara.ziegler (Sara Ziegler, sports editor): Upsets abounded during Week 6 of the NFL season. The Jets got a healthy Sam Darnold back and grabbed their first win, Pittsburgh won on the road (but in front of a lot of their fans) against the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Vikings beat the Eagles in what felt […]

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How Biden Jumped To The Front Of The Endorsement Race
Tuesday April 30, 2019

Less than a week after he announced he was running for president, Joe Biden is now in the lead in our 2020 endorsement tracker. In the video above, we explain what Biden’s geographically diverse set of endorsements can tell us about the state of the Democratic primary race.

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Suns trade involving Trevor Ariza falls through due to misunderstanding
Saturday December 15, 2018

A deal involving the Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies fell through due to miscommunication between the Suns and Grizzlies, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro. In the proposed deal that had the Suns sending Trevor Ariza to Washington, the Suns believed they were receiving forward Dillon Brooks from Memphis while […]

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This week on the show, Hot Takedown analyzes the data behind the New York Giants’ controversial No. 6 pick in the NFL draft, Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Todd McShay, an analyst for ESPN, is skeptical of Jones’s NFL potential based on his performance under pressure. While we agree that the stats don’t paint a bright future for Jones in the NFL, we disagree on how best to assess his prospects.
For our second segment, ESPN NBA analyst and FiveThirtyEight contributor Kirk Goldsberry joins the team to discuss his new book, “SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA.” Through detailed data visualizations, “SprawlBall” describes how the 3-point line has transformed the NBA and how it risks ruining the game’s future.
In our Rabbit Hole of the Week, Geoff exposes his lifelong appreciation of (and poor betting record on) the Kentucky Derby. He explains the rationale behind voting for the favorite across sports and why he still won’t take his own advice.
Here’s what we’re looking at this week:

“SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA” by Kirk Goldsberry, illustrated by Aaron Dana.
Patrik Stefan’s epic miss that broke Neil’s heart.
FiveThirtyEight’s Josh Hermsmeyer devised a metric for projecting college quarterback success in the NFL.
ProFootballFocus’s analysis of Duke’s Daniel Jones ahead of the draft.