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.

Should NPR have Fired Juan Williams? You Betcha Should NPR have Fired Juan Williams? You Betcha

Was National Public Radio correct to fire Juan Williams? The answer is a simple one: you betcha.

Oct 24, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

In the NFL, the Violence Comes to a Head In the NFL, the Violence Comes to a Head

As players fall to concussions at an alarming rate, the question has to be asked: when will fans say enough?

Oct 19, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Brett Favre Beware: The NFL Is Thinking Pink Brett Favre Beware: The NFL Is Thinking Pink

Brett Favre is facing suspension for sending lewd photos to a team employee. The NFL won't look kindly at the future Hall of Famer for his actions because they have their eyes on t...

Oct 13, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

The Randy Moss Trade in All Its Idiocy The Randy Moss Trade in All Its Idiocy

The Patriots trade of superstar wide receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for a third-round draft pick represents everything I despise about NFL "conventional wisdom,&...

Oct 6, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Lebron James and the Perils of Walking the Fence Lebron James and the Perils of Walking the Fence

The uproar around NBA star Lebron James's recent comments about race and racism highlight the fact that you don't raise such concerns without paying a price.

Oct 4, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Linda McMahon’s Body Count Linda McMahon’s Body Count

Linda McMahon says she is running for the US Senate from Connecticut because she wants to "put people first." Those people clearly don't include the people who made ...

Sep 30, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

The Collapsing of the Commonwealth Games The Collapsing of the Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi are on the verge of a historically unprecedented complete and utter implosion.

Sep 24, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

World Cup Hangover Hits South Africa World Cup Hangover Hits South Africa

In post–World Cup South Africa, the party's over: massive strikes and rapid erosion of the World Cup spirit speak to a serious political crisis facing scandal-plagued Preside...

Sep 14, 2010 / Dave Zirin and Daniel Bloom

NFL Opener Becomes Site of Solidarity NFL Opener Becomes Site of Solidarity

The opening of the NFL season witnessed perhaps the most public display of solidarity in US history. Seriously.

Sep 10, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Summer of our Sporting Discontent Summer of our Sporting Discontent

By any measure this country is in an ugly mood. Double-digit unemployment and a growing sense that the environment, economy, and empire are heading south, has Americans walking wit...

Sep 7, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

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