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.
We might have ourselves a good-old fashioned strike scenario during the London Olympic games.
Jock for Justice Joseph Williams is putting his health on the line for a cause in which he deeply believes.
UVA football player Joseph Wiliams is on a hunger strike so campus workers can get a living wage. As you can read, he has the politics and depth to back up his concerns.
Because a set of bizarre circumstances surrounding his drug test, reigning MVP Ryan Braunhas become the first player in history to successfully challenge a steroid-related penalty in a grievance.
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.