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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

A ballpark for rich folks displaces the poor. But the Washington Post fails to utter a discouraging word.

Protest is as much a part of the Olympic tradition as lighting the
torch.

Roger Clemens's face-off with lawmakers moved the guardians of our democracy far beyond the absurd.

A Patriots Super Bowl win was written in the stars. But every once in a while, the double-digit underdog can win.

After days of dithering, the Golf Channel finally suspends a commentator
who joked about lynching Tiger Woods. What took them so long?

George Mitchell's long-awaited report on steroids in baseball slanders players, gives owners a pass and never acknowledges its author's conflicts of interest.

Michael Vick's sentencing to twenty-three months in prison caps a depressing and scandalous year for professional sports.

Barry Bonds makes an enticing target. But the DOJ should also focus on steroid enablers, like a certain team owner who now lives in the White House.

As baseball's most sanctimonious team heads to the World Series, the
Colorado Rockies are playing down their holier-than-thou image.

The sports establishment is shocked, shocked at her steroid-fueled Olympic wins. But didn't they also play a role?

Blogs

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.
In Miami, no one gave much of a chance to young boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. against the champ, Sonny Liston. It wouldn’t be the...
After one game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins has made history as the first openly gay player in one of...