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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

When it comes to steroids, no one, as A-Rod's alleged paramour Madonna might say, is like a virgin.

In America's first hard-times Super Bowl, superb athletes and a thrillingly played game rose to the challenge. Maybe the country can, too.

The notoriously apolitical Tiger Woods's presence at Barack Obama's pre-inauguration concert could have been momentous. But it wasn't.

A sports arena and a basketball team recently have become the unlikely setting and target of protests against Israel's attacks on Gaza.

In 2008, the wall between sports and politics, which we are told is as immutable as Gibraltar, was not only challenged, it was
thoroughly breached.

The path to the White House shouldn't be easier than the path to coach college football at Oregon State.

His NFL career shot to pieces because of a stupid stunt with a gun, Plaxico Burress now becomes the latest athlete everyone loves to hate.

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been accused of insider trading. Is he guilty or just a target because of his larger-than-life persona and populist appeal?

All the Denver Broncos wideout l wanted to do was celebrate Obama's victory--but his teammates censored him and the media ridiculed him. Why?

Merritt Paulson, son of Henry Paulson, asks the city of Portland to fund his new sports stadiums even though he can afford it.

Blogs

It is easy to slam the Baseball Hall of Fame voters. It is harder to understand why they leave out the game’s greats.
Do you think “Redskins” is offensive and “Seminoles” is not because it has tribal approval? Think again.
In what could be an explosive lawsuit, the NFL may have to answer for changes in Jovan Belcher’s brain that led to his murder of...
The NFL’s Chris Kluwe and Aaron Rodgers have shown, in distinct ways, that progress for LGBT rights in sports is elusive.
On "Black Monday" some firings just mask the rotting stench from the owner’s box.
The Obama administation has made a welcome and provocative choice to represent the United States in Sochi.
Following some terrific feedback from readers, I now have three more people to add to my list of Sportspeople of the Year. 
Choosing Peyton Manning as its Sportsperson of the Year was a resoundingly establishment choice by Sports Illustrated that serves to...