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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

Two Oklahoma corporate raiders have stolen one of Seattle's most beloved sports franchises with an unlikely accomplice, the NBA's commissioner, David Stern.

It's a little known fact, but Ralph Nader is seriously interested in sports, which is why he believes there should be a Bill of Rights just for the fans.

Is Don Imus irredeemably stupid or just a run-of-the-mill racist?

Billy Hunter has a progressive spine and a background that has taken him from working with Huey Newton to sitting across the table from the most formidable commissioner in sports, David Stern.

In South Africa ethnic violence against foreigners is beginning to spread and the growing voice of opposition comes from an unlikely source--soccer stars.

The mother of Pat Tillman--football star, Army ranger and casualty of war--reflects on how the Pentagon has distorted the truth and the NFL has exploited the tragedy.

Woods's partnership with Chevron makes a mockery of his late father's hopes for him.

Some sportswriters just don't get it.

For fans, the pigskin meat market is mindless fun, but for young players, football is no fantasy.

The Warriors will miss this year's NBA playoffs, but they can still be winners by reaching out to at-risk youth in Oakland.

Blogs

Idle No More is a movement of indigenous people in North America that, among other things, has taken on the issue of sports mascoting. Here...
The UConn Huskies men’s basketball team are one shining example of why the NCAA needs a massive overhaul.
Recent comments by New York City sports radio stars Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa revealed more than they intended.
“Richard Sherman is the conscience of the NFL” – Mike Freeman
We should not assume the #CancelColbert hashtag let Dan Snyder off the hook.
The recent Brazilian marine invasion of a favela, and the way the invasion was covered, raises serious concerns.
The National Labor Relations Board ruling that the Northwestern football team can unionize signals a massive sea-change in so-called...
Dan Snyder’s latest open letter about why he is not changing the name of his football team and his new foundation for Native...