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 Diamondbacks came to DC amidst rain, risk-takers, racists and rancor. It couldn't have been more terrific.
All summer demonstrations have followed Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks in protest of the state's flurry of anti-immigrant laws. But this Sunday, the D-backs will also be supported in a rally organizined by an organization flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has absolutely wrecked the team I grew up admiring. It's time for a change.
I was all set to appear on the radio program of Orlando Magic Senior Vice President Pat Wiliams to discuss my new book, Bad Sports. Then I received the news that I was no longer necessary.
All Summer, people have been protesting at baseball stadiums against the Arizona Diamondbacks and their state's anti-immigrant laws. These "protests at the park" are not without precedent and not without the promise of victory.
Several Major League Baseball All Stars will boycott the 2011 All-Star game if it takes place in Arizona. It's time for Commissioner Bud Selig to wake up.
Who's the bad sport—Lebron James or Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, CEO of the subprime lender Quicken Loans?
The USC professor of sociology and gender studies discusses his latest report on the role of gender in televised sports.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa strongly supports Arizona's anti-constitutional, anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070. He also supports people coming to the park to voice their political concerns. We should take him up on that.