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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

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.

In a victory for the little people, a long-shot little horse from nowhere overcomes 50 to 1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby. But wait. Look who owns part of the horse.

A promising young athlete causes a furor because he's leaving high school to play pro basketball. What's so wrong with that?

The New York Yankees are forcing the owner's religious and political beliefs on every fan admitted to its $1.5 billion cathedral of baseball. How long can they get away with it?

Despite all their well-deserved success, the UConn women's basketball team struggles in the shadow of their megalomaniacal coach Geno Auriemma.

The vanquished Spartans of Michigan State have left a lot of people accustomed to limping through this recession start walking tall.

It's time to come out of our political closets and say openly that another world is not only possible but necessary.

Why does the president of the NCAA think it's fine for TV networks and gamblers to profit from the Final Four, but not the players?

Blogs

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If the NFL wants to truly change, and not just clean up its image, it should fire Roger Goodell and replace him with forward-thinking...
In a speech for the ages, CBS sports broadcaster James Brown stands up to toxic masculinity.
Has Roger Goodell been lying about whether or not anyone in his office had access to the elevator videotape of Ray Rice's assault of...
The league treated Rice’s abhorrent behavior as a public relations issue, not a domestic violence issue.
The lack of concern for Janay Rice now that the video of Ray Rice knocking her unconscious has been released is truly troubling.
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson “self-reported” an e-mail full of racist theories about how to get more white fans. But how...
When ESPN reporters and fans aren’t buying a racist name, it might be time for Dan Snyder to sell.