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.
The media was outraged that people celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher. If they're curious, they should ask someone deeply affected by her policies.
Coach Rice's defenders are speaking unintentional volumes about power and powerlessness in the sports world.
Adidas and the NCAA now have a t-shirt to commemerate Kevin Ware's broken leg.
King James is hinting that he will leave the Miami Heat and return to Cleveland—a move that would be felt far beyond the sports world.
The Ohio case raises the chance to discuss why rape culture festers in the world of sports.