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.
When Manti Te’o told the world his girfriend had died, the media ran with the story without checking the facts. They’re doing it again.
A liberal Washington Post columnist wrote about football star Robert Griffin III’s injury on Sunday. He ended up saying a whole lot more.
How do we begin to explain the exponentially different levels of attention paid to crimes of violence and power at Penn State and Notre Dame?
Kevin-Prince Boateng has made clear that the old, meek ways of fighting the racism of fans is no longer good enough.
As the media turn a critical eye toward the NRA president, they might want to follow suit with the commissioner of the National Football League.