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 the Name of Pat Tillman: Good Riddance to Stanley McChrystal In the Name of Pat Tillman: Good Riddance to Stanley McChrystal

In "honor" of the ignominous end of the career of Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, at the hands of Rolling Stone magazine, let's take a moment to remember why Lt. Gen. McC...

Jun 25, 2010 / Feature / Dave Zirin

After Donovan’s Goal: Joy or Jingoism? After Donovan’s Goal: Joy or Jingoism?

The US's miraculous World Cup victory over Algeria shouldn't give a green light to Islamophobia.

Jun 23, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

The Eagleton Has Landed: A Response on Sports and Society The Eagleton Has Landed: A Response on Sports and Society

The below piece is a response I wrote to esteemed European academic Terry Eagleton in the British Guardian. I wanted to share it on this side of the pond with the community at...

Jun 23, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Glenn Beck’s Blues: Why the Far Right Hates the World Cup Glenn Beck’s Blues: Why the Far Right Hates the World Cup

As sure as the ultimate soccer spectacle brings guaranteed adrenaline and agony to fans across the United States, it also drives the right-wing noise machine utterly insane.

Jun 14, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

‘At Least Under Apartheid…’: South Africa as the World Cup Kicks Off

‘At Least Under Apartheid…’: South Africa as the World Cup Kicks Off ‘At Least Under Apartheid…’: South Africa as the World Cup Kicks Off

The excitement that accompanies the start of the World Cup shouldn't blind us to the dramatic inequality in the country, and FIFA's heavy hand in the preparations.

Jun 10, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

THE WORST CALL EVER…. Reconsidered THE WORST CALL EVER…. Reconsidered

On Thursday morning I was apoplectic and an umpire was the target of my rage. Yes it was irrational. Yes I probably need to start putting Prozac on my pancakes. But my anger was ...

Jun 5, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Martin Espada on the Worst Call in Baseball History Martin Espada on the Worst Call in Baseball History

That most exotic of baseball specimens—the perfect game—was yanked away from Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga by first base umpire Jim Joyce. As if the city o...

Jun 4, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Are Teams Right to Refuse to Play Israel? Are Teams Right to Refuse to Play Israel?

International sport is politics by other means. If a team refuses to play Israel because they don't want to be party to its public relations objectives, then that is nothing to be...

Jun 2, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

‘Our Players are Prepared to Fight’: Interview with Billy Hunter ‘Our Players are Prepared to Fight’: Interview with Billy Hunter

Threats of lockouts loom over the NBA, as the country's economic stagnation has both players and owners fighting to make sure they aren't left out in the cold. NBA Executive Board ...

May 29, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

History as Farce: Rush Limbaugh is NOT Muhammad Ali History as Farce: Rush Limbaugh is NOT Muhammad Ali

Rush Limbaugh's authorized biographer believes that El Rushbo and the Champ have a lot in common. Judge for yourself.

May 25, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

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