Welcome to the latest 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 (Jan. 26, 2016), we discuss why Tom Brady couldn’t handle the pressure after the Patriots lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship game. We try and understand why the Cleveland Cavaliers fired their Coach David Blatt. We take a look at match-fixing in tennis with FiveThirtyEight’s Carl Bialik and ask why betting data isn’t enough to prove guilt when it comes to corruption. And a Significant Digit about the number of female coaches in American sports.
Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we link to above. Links to what we discuss are here:
- Neil Paine on Tom Brady’s kryptonite.
- FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver on David Blatt getting sacked.
- Carl Bialik on why we shouldn’t necessarily trust the betting data when it comes to assessing match-fixing in tennis.
- Carl Bialik says this would be a very dumb week to match-fix at the Australian Open.
- Significant Digit: 2. That’s how many women coaches there are in the NFL after the Buffalo Bills appointed Kathryn Smith last week.
- MC Barrett on how there are fewer women coaches in college basketball than a decade ago.
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