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.
News out of Brazil and Qatar put World Cup preparations in a horrible new light.
Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.
The death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, former Florida A&M safety, demands our attention.
The NYPD’s extensive monitoring of Arab and South Asian sports events has put a big question mark over the reasoning behind the department’s own sponsored leagues.
Last night's Ravens-Broncos game displayed moments that will be a common thread throughout the season.
The NCAA mandated that Johnny Manziel had to give a speech detailing all the life lessons he learned this off-season. Here is a fictional accounting of what he might say.