Quantcast

Dave Zirin | The Nation

Dave Zirin

Author Bios

Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin

Sports Editor

Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports correspondent, is the author, most recently, of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio. His other books include What's My Name Fool? (Haymarket Books), A People's History of Sports in the United States (the New Press), Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love (Scribner) and, with John Wesley Carlos, The John Carlos Story. You can find all his work at www.edgeofsports.com.

Articles

News and Features

As baseball's most sanctimonious team heads to the World Series, the
Colorado Rockies are playing down their holier-than-thou image.

The sports establishment is shocked, shocked at her steroid-fueled Olympic wins. But didn't they also play a role?

Exposed in court as sex harassers, the coach and owner of a storied basketball team have turned Madison Square Garden into a toxic workplace.

In an era of technology-driven sports, the question of what is and isn't cheating can get pretty murky. But Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were caught red-handed.

Thanks to some major-league grassroots organizing, workers who keep Baltimore's Camden Yards pristine are close to winning the right to a living wage.

It's official: He's the new home run king. Will the media ever get over it?

With the indictment of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback on federal conspiracy charges for running an alleged dogfighting operation, the media went into attack mode.

Political struggle and its relation to sports is a question not of the past but of the future.

Congressional hearings about head injuries in the NFL raise questions about the consequences for old-timers and present-day players.

Slugger Gary Sheffield's intemperate remarks about the black/Latino divide have rattled batting cages and plunged baseball into the immigration debate.

Blogs

Israeli basketball fans say it’s just a game. Palestinian fans say it’s their game too and are disappointed the NBA has taken...
Ferguson October protesters want football fans to know that "Black lives matter, on and off the field."
High school football, hazing, sexual assault and a truth more horrifying than fiction.
If there is any justice, these revelations by longtime general manager Jerry Angelo will lead to an investigation and the firing of Roger...
Inside and outside the Barclays Center, protesters came out to raise their voices against a Friends of the IDF fundraiser that was coupled...
Blood testing to build a better basketball cyborg? The newest NBA data-driven health craze that will further dehumanize—“...
There will be a protest this Tuesday in Brooklyn before a preseason basketball game. It is difficult to comprehend, given his conciliatory...
The FCC ruled 5-0 against the NFL, showing that their stranglehold over government and fans could be coming to an end.