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Professor Splash and More with Charlie Pierce 03:57
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It seems unfair that the hardest working participants of the Iditarod dog sled race receive no compensation for their efforts. (AP)
It seems unfair that the hardest working participants of the Iditarod dog sled race receive no compensation for their efforts. (AP)

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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