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Hot Takedown: An Emergency Discussion About Kentucky’s Loss, Live From Our Hotel Room

Welcome to an emergency edition of Hot Takedown, our podcast where, usually, the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. This episode, though, is different. A few FiveThirtyEighters were in Indianapolis to see Wisconsin beat Kentucky live from inside Lucas Oil stadium last night. We were so thrilled by the game that we had to gather in Jody’s hotel room to talk about it; and Nate Silver was so disappointed with John Calipari he had to get some coaching tips off his chest.

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Links to a couple things we discuss in this episode are below. We’ll be back with another Hot Takedown with our usual crew — Neil, Kate, Allison and Chad — on Tuesday.


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Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Chadwick Matlin is a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight.

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