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Phoenix Suns formally deny any threat to relocate the team
Friday December 14, 2018

The Phoenix Suns issued a statement on Friday to formally deny that they have made threats to City of Phoenix officials to relocate the team if their demands were not met. The statement came on the heels of a 48-hour period in which The Arizona Republic reported that Suns owner Robert Sarver had warned of […]

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Study: ASU-UA is top rivalry in USA, Valley fans show hate toward LA
Wednesday October 16, 2019

A study by professors at Western Carolina have determined America’s greatest rivalry. And it’s not Lakers-Celtics, Giants-Dodgers or Michigan-Ohio State. Yep, the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats hate one another more than any other pair of fan bases. Chief reason for that is the two rivals don’t have other rivals. The study, which […]

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Barr’s Hearing Was A Sneak Peek At The Next Few Months In Washington
Wednesday May 01, 2019

On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. And it took place only hours after the revelation that Mueller had sent Barr a letter that expressed his displeasure with the attorney general’s initial four-page […]

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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.