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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

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.

For the last decade, NASCAR has tried to shed its legacy as a sport
indelibly linked to the confederate flag.

Blogs

Jonathan Martin’s need for mental health care and his courage to blow the whistle on the Miami Dolphins has not prevented him from...
The deaths and imprisonments of the Palestinian soccer players at Israel’s hands demand answers.
The breakdown of negotiations has led Major League Soccer to fall back on what has become an all-too-familiar tactic in the world of sports.
Reading Jeff Pearlman’s new book about the 1980s Showtime Lakers has unearthed more than a few memories.
The shooting of two Palestinian teenage soccer players in the feet comes at a perilous time for Israel, as their future in FIFA will be...
When will Roger Goodell and the NFL stand up and say they have a violence against women problem?
Nation sports editor Dave Zirin appeared alongside Muhammad Ali’s daughter Rasheda on MSNBC’s The Reid Report to discuss Ali...
Roger Goodell has been saying all the right things about the NFL being an open and inclusive environment. Now it’s time to act.