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.

Let Caster Run! Let Caster Run!

Runner Caster Semenya showed up to race this week and the International Association of Athletics Federations wouldn't let her--when Semenya's only "crime" is that she may...

Apr 2, 2010 / Dave Zirin and Sherry Wolf

Brittney Griner: Your March Madness MVP Brittney Griner: Your March Madness MVP

A 6’ 8” freshman is changing the way we understand hoops in the NCAA tournament and you’d never know it. Maybe it’s because she's not a fresh-MAN at all

Mar 29, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

The Gilbert Arenas Judgment: “Privilege” Personified? The Gilbert Arenas Judgment: “Privilege” Personified?

 When Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas escaped jail time, many started to howl at the moon. They should save their outrage.

Mar 27, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

The Madness of March The Madness of March

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can moralize all he wants about the "educational mission" of the NCAA schools playing in March Madness--but no one is watching to learn...

Mar 23, 2010 / Dave Zirin

Reclaiming a Legacy: The Death of Fatima Meer and the World Cup Reclaiming a Legacy: The Death of Fatima Meer and the World Cup

A giant of the South African freedom struggle, Fatima Meer, has passed away. The rush has already begun to claim her legacy.

Mar 14, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

The South Africa World Cup: Invictus in Reverse The South Africa World Cup: Invictus in Reverse

 The World Cup opens in 90 days. But the crackdown and the protests have already begun.

Mar 10, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

How Sports Attacks Public Education How Sports Attacks Public Education

 On Thursday, I was proud to take part in a student walkout and talk some sports.....

Mar 4, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

To ESPN’s Bill Simmons: Tiger Woods is not Muhammad Ali To ESPN’s Bill Simmons: Tiger Woods is not Muhammad Ali

Can ESPN please declare a company-wide moratorium on comparing current athletes to Muhammad Ali?

Mar 1, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Lacrosse Captain Comes Out! Johnny Weir Told to Stay In! Lacrosse Captain Comes Out! Johnny Weir Told to Stay In!

Who would have thought that it is easier to be gay in the world of college lacrosse than in men's figure skating? 

Feb 22, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Tiger Woods: Rehabbing His Brand Tiger Woods: Rehabbing His Brand

Today's Tiger Woods press conference was an exercise in painful self-abasement that will achieve the opposite of its intended effect. I haven't seen anything this painfully scripte...

Feb 19, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

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