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.
Baseball is about the unity of tradition and change. The Boston Red Sox's World Series victory has demonstrated this in dramatic fashion.
The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.
There’s a long history of players banding together for better playing conditions.
The grievance letter sent out by the Grambling State Tigers football team reveals a locker room too dangerous to call home.
On this, the forty-fifth anniversary of the fists of freedom at the 1968 Olympics, we need a new Olympic Project for Human Rights.
Bob Costas spoke bravely against the racism in the Redskins name on the highest possible stage. He deserves our thanks and our support.
Rick Reilly’s Native American father-in-law sets the record straight and says he won't be anyone’s “Uncle Tom.”
President Obama told AP he’d “think about changing” any name “that was offending a sizable group of people.”