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.
It’s an easy comparison. It’'s also dead wrong. The conflation of their stories does little more than burnish Tebow’s credentials at Lin’s expense.
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American in the NBA. He’s also a lot more.
The aftermath of the Port Said "riot" has been the exact opposite of what the military rulers expected.
Unions in Indiana have used Super Bowl week to talk about the state’s “right to work” legislation. They shouldn’t stop before Sunday.
CBS columnist Gregg Doyel hates the thought of Super Bowl protests. But he doesn’t know why.
The AFL-CIO and the Occupy movement will be protesting Sunday's big game if Governor Mitch Daniels signs “right to work” legislation.
Joe Paterno's memorial service turned into a spotlight opportunity for Nike Chairman Phil Knight to defend Paterno as a great victim.