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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

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.

The best-known hockey mom in the country gets booed at a game in Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. Failing candidate, failed bank, failed stunt: you can't make this stuff up.

Polititians routinely manipulate Americans' fixation with sports. But Sarah Palin plays an extreme--and disingenuous--version of the game.

Don Haskins made his mark on college basketball and on America, as he fought to make the hardwood a level playing field for all.

The Hall of Fame football legend discusses his experiences working with gangs in the black community and why the death penalty just doesn't work.

You can tell right away that Goldberg didn't read a book, an article, even a fortune cookie, about the 1968 Olympics before whipping out his laptop.

If China's leaders believe they've released enough steam for a smooth Olympics, they could be in for a surprise.

The Maryland State Police's Department of
Homeland Security has devoted hundreds of hours and thousands of taxpayer dollars to harassing people whose only crime was opposing the war in Iraq and the death penalty.

Blogs

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.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.
The NFL’s stance against domestic violence is just a PR stunt.