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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

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.

There is a reason the former Mets skipper hasn't worked a Major League dugout in a decade.

Blogs

My Super Bowl heroes were outside, not inside, the stadium.
Unions in Indiana have used Super Bowl week to talk about the state’s “right to work” legislation. They shouldn’t...
CBS columnist Gregg Doyel hates the thought of Super Bowl protests. But he doesn’t know why.
The AFL-CIO and the Occupy movement will be protesting Sunday's big game if Governor Mitch Daniels signs “right to work”...
Joe Paterno's memorial service turned into a spotlight opportunity for Nike Chairman Phil Knight to defend Paterno as a great victim. 
As reported in the New York Daily News, I have issued a formal request to Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights to co-host...
The death of Joe Paterno raises questions about whether one moral failing can erase a sixty-year legacy.
Unreal. In a time of budget cuts, we have massive rise in football salaries, all while talking about reform.