Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
This weekend saw a series of quiet, on-field demonstrations in memory of Michael Brown and Eric Garner that demonstrate the reach of a new movement.
San Francisco already suffers from all of the problems that the Olympics would exacerbate.
The NFL has an “army” assembled to fight domestic violence.
Five players on the Rams football team made a political stand on Sunday in solidarity with Michael Brown.
The decision by Judge Barbara Jones to reinstate Ray Rice stands as a brutal judgment on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The death of four-time mayor Marion Barry sent shockwaves through the District.