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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

Today's bombing will change the Boston Marathon forever—that, in and of itself, is a tragedy.
The National Hockey League is now a no-homophobia league. Who will follow suit?
The media was outraged that people celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher. If they're curious, they should ask someone deeply...
Coach Rice's defenders are speaking unintentional volumes about power and powerlessness in the sports world.
Adidas and the NCAA now have a t-shirt to commemerate Kevin Ware's broken leg.
When FAU accepted a private prison company's $6 million "goodwill" in stadium naming rights, students would have none of it....
If the new Jackie Robinson biopic follows standard Hollywood procedure, here's the complicated legacy it'll whitewash.
Major sports leagues should enlist themselves in the funding of curriculum to break the connections between jock culture and rape culture.