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.
Attacks on free speech, no matter who is affected, have widespread implications.
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offered his opinions on Castro and Cuba. What could possibly go wrong?
A demand has come from the streets of Bahrain to keep the F1 out of their country. We should listen.
Audio of Gregg Williams imploring players to violence only preserves the status quo.
People optimistic about change coming to the NCAA should probably wise up.
The senseless killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has provoked an outcry among athletes. Even among the most famous and infamous of them all, LeBron James.
The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, reminds us of another chapter in its history.
Most agree the Saints should have met with some punishment for having a “bounty system” against opposing players, but the NFL is not being honest about why the suspensions were so terribly harsh.
Please, oh please: may the soon-to-be ex–Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow land in Miami. It’s a match made in my own idea of Heaven.