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Hot Takedown: The Final Four, The Cubs Sit Kris Bryant, Fixing The Extra Point

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 March 31, 2015), we discuss the Final Four field in the men’s tournament; what role the NCAA has in taking a stand in cases like Indiana’s religious freedom law; a preview of the baseball season and why the Cubs are benching their best prospect, Kris Bryant; and the math behind the proposed extra point changes in the NFL.

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

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

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Allison McCann is a former visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight.