Embed Code Video Excerpt: Baseball, Big Data, And Espionage More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed 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. Hot Takedown 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.
Kolkata: Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee has decided to contribute three months’ salary for the welfare of armed forces.Banerjee is the first MP is the nation who has come forward to donate his salary to the Army. Banerjee said in a tweet: “I’m contributing three months’ salary as an MP to the concerned funds for the welfare of the armed forces. I know this just a tiny drop in the ocean but with these tiny drops a mighty ocean is made.” Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseWhile addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of a proposed bridge over Chorial canal in south 24-Parganas on Monday, Banerjee had said if he had a son he would send him to the armed forces. Banerjee said the time had come for a law which would make it necessary for every household to have a representative in the armed forces. He further said the MPs and MLAs should inspire their children and grandchildren to join the armed forces. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee plans to set up a corpus to create awareness about the nation in young minds to inspire them to be more informed and inclined towards the country’s welfare. “This could be achieved through campaign, seminars and interactive sessions in schools, colleges and other educational institutions,” he suggested. Banerjee also urged for communal peace and harmony. He tweeted: “We must do our bit to maintain communal harmony at this hour of grief. Our jawans keep our borders safe. They sacrifice their lives, so that we can stay safe. Before bullet trains, we need bullet-proof jackets for our jawans. Today is the time, more than ever, to stand by them.”