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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

The New York City Marathon is due to proceed as planned this Sunday. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it should not.
Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.
The name Barry Bonds returned to the airwaves as the Giants returned to the World Series
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s effort to be Rudyard Kipling spliced with Gordon Gekko looks like it’s on the road to failure.
One law firm, Proskauer Rose, is representing all four major sports leagues in the USA. The results are great for owners and disastrous for...
An arrogant management and compliant media sold DC on the idea to sit Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. We now see the results.
The KC Chiefs offensive lineman says to fans, “We’re not gladiators. This is not the Roman Coliseum.”
“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.”