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.
Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.
The name Barry Bonds returned to the airwaves as the Giants returned to the World Series
An arrogant management and compliant media sold DC on the idea to sit Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. We now see the results.
The KC Chiefs offensive lineman says to fans, “We’re not gladiators. This is not the Roman Coliseum.”
“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.”
The Republican senate candidate has made a fortune from an overtly misogynistic and homophobic organization.
The once-imprisoned Sarsak is protesting the presence of a former Israeli Defense Forces soldier at the game.
The collective scorn finally punctured the owners' magical mental space, bringing them to the negotiating table to settle.