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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

Davis was convicted of murdering off-duty police Officer Mark MacPhail in 1989, but there has long been demonstrable evidence that he's not...
I wish restraint was the order of the day as the NFL season opens on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. It won't be.
Michael Vick's ascension should be cause for reflection, not celebration
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is bragging to the press that he advises new quarterback Cam Newton on his tattoos and piercings.
Following an exposé, people are saying that Miami University shouldn't get the death penalty. They shouldn't.  But the NCAA...
GQ's list of the 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time is a study in historic ignorance.
 It aint exactly Shakespeare, but it is actually what happened earlier this week as the London Olympic Committee staged a beach...
In the confines of sports radio, casual bigotry is about as common as a traffic update.