Debunking America’s Favorite Sports Myths

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Wilt Chamberlain making layup
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We question the so-called truths and conventional collective wisdom in sports with the author of a new book. He asks: Would Wilt Chamberlain dominate in the NBA today? Why are football coaches afraid of the two-point conversion? What makes a clutch hitter a clutch hitter? And why is Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak considered one of the most consecrated records in sports history?

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Jill Nadeau Producer
  • Sheldon Hirsch Guest