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.
President Obama told AP he’d “think about changing” any name “that was offending a sizable group of people.”
Does anyone possess the ego and angst of Walter White on the sports landscape? You had better believe it. Dave Zirin tackles the how we focus on the wrong issues in confronting recent steroid scandals.
News out of Brazil and Qatar put World Cup preparations in a horrible new light.
Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.
The death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, former Florida A&M safety, demands our attention.
The NYPD’s extensive monitoring of Arab and South Asian sports events has put a big question mark over the reasoning behind the department’s own sponsored leagues.