Dave Zirin

Sports Editor

@EdgeofSports

Dave Zirin is the sports editor at The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports. He is also the coproducer and writer of the new documentary Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL.

In Honor of Rehiring Isiah Thomas: A ‘Tribute’ to the Muse of Bad Sports, James Dolan In Honor of Rehiring Isiah Thomas: A ‘Tribute’ to the Muse of Bad Sports, James Dolan

James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has absolutely wrecked the team I grew up admiring. It's time for a change.

Aug 9, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

DeVos-ed From Reality: Why I Was Booted From the Pat Williams Show DeVos-ed From Reality: Why I Was Booted From the Pat Williams Show

I was all set to appear on the radio program of Orlando Magic Senior Vice President Pat Wiliams to discuss my new book, Bad Sports. Then I received the news that I was no long...

Aug 3, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Protests at the Park: The Precedent and the Promise Protests at the Park: The Precedent and the Promise

All Summer, people have been protesting at baseball stadiums against the Arizona Diamondbacks and their state's anti-immigrant laws. These "protests at the park" are not ...

Jul 21, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

All-Star Speak Out: Baseball Players Pledge to Boycott Arizona All Star Game All-Star Speak Out: Baseball Players Pledge to Boycott Arizona All Star Game

Several Major League Baseball All Stars will boycott the 2011 All-Star game if it takes place in Arizona. It's time for Commissioner Bud Selig to wake up.

Jul 13, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Lebron James vs. Dan Gilbert: Who Really Killed Cleveland? Lebron James vs. Dan Gilbert: Who Really Killed Cleveland?

Who's the bad sport—Lebron James or Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, CEO of the subprime lender Quicken Loans?

Jul 9, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Lebron James: The Uncool Lebron James: The Uncool

There is already a big loser in tonight's Lebron James-ESPN-free agent-jamboree. It's Lebron James.

Jul 8, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

The Dramatic Drop in Women’s Sports Coverage: An Interview with Mike Messner The Dramatic Drop in Women’s Sports Coverage: An Interview with Mike Messner

The USC professor of sociology and gender studies discusses his latest report on the role of gender in televised sports.

Jul 6, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Into the Vacuum: Tony La Russa Loves Arizona’s SB 1070 Into the Vacuum: Tony La Russa Loves Arizona’s SB 1070

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa strongly supports Arizona's anti-constitutional, anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070. He also supports people coming to the park ...

Jul 1, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Why I Root for Argentina Why I Root for Argentina

No sporting event on earth is more tangled up in politics than the World Cup—so we ought to support a team that epitomizes “the beautiful game” in addition to sta...

Jun 28, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Putting Tears Aside: Celebrating Ghana’s Victory Putting Tears Aside: Celebrating Ghana’s Victory

Yes, as Landon Donovan said, "soccer is a cruel game." But in the aftermath of Ghana's 2-1 victory, we should also appreciate what it means to the country and the co...

Jun 26, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

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