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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

Choosing Peyton Manning as its Sportsperson of the Year was a resoundingly establishment choice by Sports Illustrated that serves to...
Has a Native American named Jay Winter Nightwolf put a curse on this team? It seems hardly worth the effort.
Last year it was Gabrielle Douglas. Who is The Nation magazine sports editor’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2013?
Nelson Mandela’s history with the sports world is both more complicated and more challenging than meets the eye.
The now-dismissed sexual assault charges against star quarterback Jameis Winston reveal so much more than meets the eye.
Saturday’s game between Alabama and Auburn had more going on than just the action on the field.
Last night was a shameful display by Dan Snyder to hide behind World War II veterans and excuse the fact that he won’t change his own...
There was a portent of the recent racist attack at San Jose State University in the firing of cross-country coach Ron Davis.