Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
The prescription drug abuse enabled by NFL teams is only the latest issue that has the federal government ready to breach the political moat that has long surrounded the world of football.
You don't become the first woman elected to head a men’s sports union by playing nice.
The ways in which the individual failings of athletes are discussed are profoundly coded by race.
The announcement that future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash&squo;s career is coming to a close should be an opportunity to appreciate what he brought not only on the court, but off.
Michael Sam’s efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history took a massive hit on Tuesday, with news that he was being cut from the Dallas Cowboys.