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 NFL cannot be a force for nonviolence because its popularity is the perfect reflection of what we’ve become as a country.
Sports unions have joined to fight to defeat Michigan's proposed right-to-work legislation.
The NFL told the world that the death of a 22-year-old woman, the suicide of a player and the mental state of his teammates is secondary to the schedule.
Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95.
The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.
Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.
San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave us a sneak preview of last night’s historic election results.