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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

Baseball Hall of Famer Henry Aaron spoke his mind and is receiving racist death threats, thereby proving his point.
Next week will see two wrenching anniversaries one day apart. One will receive a great deal more coverage than the other.
Efforts by Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald to prevent a union among his players are worthy of rebuke.
Idle No More is a movement of indigenous people in North America that, among other things, has taken on the issue of sports mascoting. Here...
The UConn Huskies men’s basketball team are one shining example of why the NCAA needs a massive overhaul.
Recent comments by New York City sports radio stars Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa revealed more than they intended.
“Richard Sherman is the conscience of the NFL” – Mike Freeman
We should not assume the #CancelColbert hashtag let Dan Snyder off the hook.