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.
Royce White is a National Basketball Association first round draft pick, an advocate for players’ mental health and, much to the NBA’s chagrin, a lucid critic of capitalism.
Pro basketball player Royce White is laying claim to a powerful tradition by standing up for mental health in a society growing more stressful by the day.
A recent symposium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian showed how the pressure is rising to change the name.
A terrific quote by Coach John Harbaugh at the Ravens victory rally deserves its historic context.
The Super Bowl's thirty-four-minute blackout was a moment that says so much about the USA in the twenty-first century.
A positive push for LGBT rights will, believe it or not, be part of Super Bowl week in New Orleans.