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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

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.

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.

Blogs

As the year closes, the bosses of the sports world find themselves bruised, battered and in altogether dire straits.
The Mendocino high school basketball teams are learning an ugly lesson in the boundaries of free speech.
Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.
Ariyana Smith lay on the court for four and a half minutes before her team’s game on November 29. She did not know that she would be...
Andrew Hawkins was morally compelled to whack the hornets nest that is the Cleveland police union, knowing they would sting.
Before discussing the importance of seeing women’s basketball players at Notre Dame and Cal-Berkley join the on-court #...
By breaching the walls of the sports world, we can puncture the ultimate privilege in our society: that of blissful ignorance.
We need outspoken athletes, connected to social movements, to speak directly to the masses of people who have tuned out politics.