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Can Russell Westbrook Keep This Up?

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Dec. 6, 2016), we discuss whether the College Football Playoff Selection Committee picked the right four teams for the final stage of the season. Next, we’re joined by FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring to chat about Russell Westbrook’s epic triple-double streak. Finally, baseball writer Joe Sheehan calls in to help us break down the new collective bargaining agreement in Major League Baseball. Plus, we check our mail and name our favorite new phrase to replace “eye test.”

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.