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.
There will be a protest this Tuesday in Brooklyn before a preseason basketball game. It is difficult to comprehend, given his conciliatory approach, that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did not see this coming.
The FCC ruled 5-0 against the NFL, showing that their stranglehold over government and fans could be coming to an end.
After the most tumultuous, scandal-plagued month in the history of the NFL commissioner’s office, we speak to the executive director of the player’s union about where the league goes from here.
Even if we accept everything Steve Bisciotti says as fact, that just means that he treated the Ray Rice incident with NFL’s usual indifference towards domestic violence.
Both the NFL and some domestic violence advocates do not like this argument. But it demands more exploration and study.
"As long as there is no justice, there's no time for games."
If the NFL wants to truly change, and not just clean up its image, it should fire Roger Goodell and replace him with forward-thinking football insiders.