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 only historical comparison to what is happening right now in Brazil was in 1968 in Mexico City. We must be vigilant in making sure they don't end in the same way.
Stealing a Super Bowl Ring is one thing. Stealing $30 billion is a whole other ballgame.
As in Egypt, the uprising in Turkey is seeing the hyper-intense “ultra” soccer fan clubs at the center of the nation’s revolt.
Major League Baseball is back with perhaps the largest steroid bust in league history. The press is cheering. But is this really progress?
Hiring new athletic director Julie Hermann—without looking into her own bullying past—is symptomatic of school leadership that needs to be replaced.