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.
The Super Bowl is coming to Indianapolis in less than three weeks. Also coming is the NFL Players Association and its staunch opposition to the state's “Right to Work” agenda.
In 1998, a draft-day trade started the NBA down a dramatically different road. It was also a “canary in the coal mine” for our country.
The Super Bowl is coming to Indianapolis in a month, and the NFLPA is not being silent about the Right to Work agenda in the statehouse,
Pulaski Schools Superintendent Mel Lightner has denied that the tune played by the Pulaski High Schools "Red Raiders" was Woody Guthrie's "Union Maid."
Lee Evans has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He needs our help.
The legendary Joe Paterno has shown just how low a school is willing to go to preserve the status quo. But don’t think for a second that this is just a Penn State problem.
A story about the polemical pugilist Christipher Hitchens, who died this week at the age of 62.