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.

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

NBA’s Nets Sold to Russian Billionaire

NBA’s Nets Sold to Russian Billionaire NBA’s Nets Sold to Russian Billionaire

The richest man in Russia buys the New Jersey Nets—proving that the NBA is in dire financial straits.

May 20, 2010 / Dave Zirin

Boycott Phil Jackson: Why Lakers Fans Should Root for Los Suns Boycott Phil Jackson: Why Lakers Fans Should Root for Los Suns

The Lakers Coach's views on Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 make his team's upcoming series against Los Suns a battle between fear and resistance.

May 16, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

New Reason to Protest the Arizona D-backs: House Bill 2281 New Reason to Protest the Arizona D-backs: House Bill 2281

Significant protests are planned this weekend at baseball stadiums in Atlanta and Miami against the Arizona Diamondbacks because team owner Ken Kendrick bankrolls politicians that ...

May 12, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Diamondbacks Owner Ken Kendrick Continues to Support SB 1070 Diamondbacks Owner Ken Kendrick Continues to Support SB 1070

On May 20th Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick will a private fundraiser inside his owners box at Chase Field for SB 1070 supporter State Senator Jonathan Paton. While Kendric...

May 10, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

“A New Era”: Here Come the Suns “A New Era”: Here Come the Suns

The Phoenix Suns, in an act without precedent, have come out as a team against Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070.

May 5, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

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