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Dave Zirin

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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

A wave of domestic-violence scandals rocks the league.

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”

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.

Blogs

Athletes are going to need to ally with four people we can now call the first political prisoners of this Olympiad. 
The 2014 Sochi Olympics have united the world… in disgust.
The NFL and the military work together to spin fantasies about the harm that can result from both activities.
Russell Wilson could break multiple taboos and thrash quite a few tired tropes with a victory in the Super Bowl this Sunday.
Why was Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder at the Fritz Pollard Alliance dinner, which strives to end structural racism in the NFL?
When you talk union, you don't think NCAA football players. Think again.
The trans community is asking for Grantland to take down their article "Dr. V’s Magical Putter." They should be heard.
Richard Sherman, by continuing to tell harsh truths, is refusing to be anyone’s brand.