Podcast Hockeys Modern Dynasty NBA Finals And A Baseball Hacking Scandal

Hot Takedown Video Excerpt: Baseball, Big Data, And Espionage More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code 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 (June 16, 2015), we discuss how LeBron James could win the NBA Finals MVP even if his team loses, whether the Chicago Blackhawks qualify as a dynasty, and the news that the FBI is investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals hacked data from the Houston Astros. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week, on the second biggest upset in Women’s World Cup history.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:Nate Silver says the Blackhawks are a dynasty.The Cardinals are accused of hacking the Astros.Last year, Bloomberg profiled “Ground Control” and Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.Neil Paine on how proprietary data is a growing issue in pro sports.Neil Paine on LeBron James possibly going down as the greatest loser ever.Benjamin Morris offers another story about how great James is.Significant Digit: 6 percent. That was Colombia’s win probability going into its game with France, according to our Women’s World Cup predictions. Colombia won 2-0, the second biggest upset in Women’s World Cup history. 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. read more

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TMC helps CPIM get back office at Kushmandi

first_imgBALURGHAT: Trinamool Congress has set an example by helping CPI(M) to get its party office back in SouthDinajpur’s Kushmandi. According to a local source in Kushmandi, the CPI(M)’s party office remained closed in Aminpur for over a few months due to a fiasco in the recently conducted Panchayat poll. The party office was captured by unknown persons and it was tough for the local Left leaders to bring it back in their own hands but thanks to Trinamool Congress for coming forward and forgetting Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifethe rivalry. Once upon a time, the entire Kushmandi block was known as ‘Left Citadel’ but after TMC came to power in 2011, CPI(M) started to lose their support base and many of their activists, workers and supporters joined TMC. Many of their party offices either remained closed or damaged due to lack of renovation and supervision. Local Left leaders including the acting secretary of Kushmandi block Gurupada Roy, former secretary Shyamal Ghosh, secretary of block Krishak Sabha, Abdul Kafi and DYFI’s district president, Darul Islam had earlier taken measures to get it back but failed. Later, with the help of TMC, they finally got the office back. “We have got our office and hoisted the party flag again. After Panchayat poll, we failed to keep it but now everything is back to normal,” said CPM’s district committee member, Goutam Goswami. TMC’s Kushmandi block president, Rekha Roy said: “It is our tradition to be courteous to opponents and it is natural in a democratic structure. Unfortunately here in Bengal, criticism is always biased and politically fabricated.”last_img read more

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DecaturHamilton fire chief joins Nesbitt for 911 ceremony

first_img13Sep Decatur-Hamilton fire chief joins Nesbitt for 9/11 ceremony Decatur-Hamilton Fire Chief Jack Conklin joined state Rep. Aric Nesbitt today for a special ceremony in the Michigan House of Representatives honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as Michigan first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty this year.Rep. Nesbitt joined by Decatur-Hamilton Fire Chief Jack Conklin at the Michigan House of Representatives ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as first responders in Michigan who have given their lives in the line of duty this year. Chief Conklin has been a volunteer firefighter since 1969.“I was honored to be joined by Chief Conklin today at the state Capitol to pay tribute the victims and selfless heroes who lost their lives during the attack on our nation on September 11, 2001,” said Nesbitt, R-Lawton.  “During this time, it is also important to remember local first responders and members of the military, like Mattawan firefighter Nate Fruin and Army Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven of Plainwell, who have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the safety of our families, friends, and neighbors.”The Michigan House holds an annual event to honor first responders and the victims of 9/11, as well as the first responders and service members from Michigan who were killed during the last year.### Categories: Newslast_img read more

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