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Professor Splash and More with Charlie Pierce 03:57


A new ESPN documentary about Michigan’s “Fab Five” led to a public debate between former Wolverine Jalen Rose and former Duke star Grant Hill about African-American culture and the recruiting process for college athletes. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce shares his observations on the exchange.

Plus, imagine you and a dozen furry teammates racing 1,000 miles through the snow pulling a human on a sled. If you win, that human wins a pickup truck, while you and your buddies get nothing. Bill and Charlie discuss the unjust life of an Iditarod sled dog.

Also, Charlie talks about the importance of accuracy of a show diver who plummeted 35-feet into a kiddy pool.

WARNING: An enthusiastic fan in the crowd uses language we would not use on this program.

This segment aired on March 19, 2011.

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