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.
A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.
If Roger Goodell believes that all documents should be disclosed, let’s start with the ones he is holding under lock and key.
Rendering the oppressed invisible is a prerequisite to explosions like we have seen in Baltimore.