Podcast Spieths Dominance The NBAs MVP And Nate Silver Talks To A

Podcast Spieths Dominance The NBAs MVP And Nate Silver Talks To A

Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (for April 14, 2015), we discuss Jordan Spieth’s dominant performance at the Masters and what “dominant” even means in golf, as well as who has the statistical edge for NBA MVP. We also air a conversation between FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver and baseball writer Steve Kettmann about the use of stats in baseball journalism. And our significant digit is two — two early declarers for the WNBA draft. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Hot Takedown Links to what we discuss in this week’s show:Jordan Spieth’s performance, in context.What Russell Westbrook’s recent tear is doing to the NBA MVP race.A historical look at how MVP voters have tended to decide.FiveThirtyEight’s response (“Don’t Let Op-Eds Ruin Baseball”) to Steve Kettmann’s op-ed (“Don’t Let Statistics Ruin Baseball”).Significant Digit: Two women’s college basketball players have declared early entry into the WNBA draft. Embed Code If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.

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