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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.


News and Features

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.

Pulaski Schools Superintendent Mel Lightner has denied that the tune played by the Pulaski High Schools "Red Raiders" was Woody Guthrie's "Union Maid."

International soccer lost a hero when Socrates, the masterful Brazilian midfielder who captained Brazil’s famed 1982 World Cup squad, died last weekend.

There is a reason the former Mets skipper hasn't worked a Major League dugout in a decade.

Make no mistake about it: the owners lost.

Here is the naked truth: we face the prospect of no pro football in 2011 because the union made a three-word demand that would not have cost owners a dime—open your books.


Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Brazil demanding justice in the face of sporting austerity.
Stealing a Super Bowl Ring is one thing. Stealing $30 billion is a whole other ballgame.
As in Egypt, the uprising in Turkey is seeing the hyper-intense “ultra” soccer fan clubs at the center of the nation’s...
Major League Baseball is back with perhaps the largest steroid bust in league history. The press is cheering. But is this really progress?
In the "After Jason Collins" era, the NBA should take a stand against the big man's recent comments.
Sportswriter Bill Simmons gets a lot of heat for a lot of reasons. But discussing the effect of Dr. King’s death on the city of...
Hiring new athletic director Julie Hermann—without looking into her own bullying past—is symptomatic of school leadership that...
In a brilliant sign of our rapidly changing times, the gay soccer star will be taking the field.