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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

Public relations is the real reason behind right-wing NFL owners' reluctance to give "ex-con" quarterback Michael Vick a second chance.

Why the absence of African-American baseball players matters.

Sex doesn't actually sell women's sports, so why is Wimbledon still prioritizing pretty players?

Who will be the next to die because our cities spend money on sports stadiums instead of basic infrastructure?

Protests in Iran have little in common with soccer riots, contrary to what Ahmadinejad would have us believe. They are far more serious--and more diverse.

Michael Vick and Maurice Clarett deserve a second chance to play in the NFL--not because they are innocent, but because the system itself is so profoundly guilty.

Progressives looking for a team to back in the NBA Finals should steer clear of the Orlando Magic, since their owner, Dick DeVos, is a powerful right-wing zealot.

To gauge her judicial temperament, take a close look at Sonia Sotomayor's rulings in sports. Left-wing in theory, right-wing in practice--no wonder she clicked so smoothly with the Obama administration.

Millions will be spent to bring the biggest event in sports to the Superdome, while the victims of Hurricane Katrina remain on the sidelines.

Major League Baseball continues to think that embarrassing individual players like Manny Ramirez is the best path to cleaning up the sport.

Blogs

The Ted Wells report about Miami Dolphins locker room bullying produces more questions than answers.
Why has the mainstream, right-wing response to NFL prospect and SEC defensive player of the year Michael Sam’s announcement that he...
Will Michael Sam’s coming out force NFL owners to make the league more inclusive?
All-American Michael Sam’s coming out is new and historic. The early reaction by NFL GMs is tired and bigoted.
Why did Marcus Smart push someone in the stands? Let’s unpack a moment that’s roiling the sports world.
Athletes are going to need to ally with four people we can now call the first political prisoners of this Olympiad. 
The 2014 Sochi Olympics have united the world… in disgust.
The NFL and the military work together to spin fantasies about the harm that can result from both activities.