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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

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.
 

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

Blogs

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.
A racist attack on a campus is horrific enough. That it took place at San Jose State says something even more damning about the state of...
Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his own arbitration hearing. Then he took to the airwaves.
On the day that Len Bias would have turned 50, it is worth remembering how people have used his memory and exploited his death.
Egypt: where you are taking your career in your hands by the simple act of raising four fingers.