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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

Gender is self-determination, and Caitlyn Jenner’s seizing that self-determination in such a public fashion will save lives.

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

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.
 

Blogs

Sam fell to the 249th pick in the seventh round. His desire to control his own narrative was more harmful than his forty time.
Few owners would survive the kind of scrutiny that Donald Sterling has been subject to, and that’s exactly why it should be applied.
At the behest of LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers, the wife of banned owner Donald Sterling sits courtside. She really shouldn’t.
An article by The New York Times about sport's role in progressive politics tells a very selective history.
Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, discusses Donald Sterling’s ban and what...
As any union organizer will tell you, a threatened strike is a tactic in and of itself.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver brought down the hammer. But there is more work to be done.
John Carlos has some strong feelings about what fans, players and NBA owners should do about Donald Sterling.