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.

“Use Your Soapbox!” John Carlos and Etan Thomas Stand with Los Suns “Use Your Soapbox!” John Carlos and Etan Thomas Stand with Los Suns

NBA player Etan Thomas and 1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos speak about why they stand with the Phoenix Suns efforts to resist Arizona's anti-immigrant legislation.

May 5, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Bud Selig: The Choice Is Yours Bud Selig: The Choice Is Yours

Under increasing pressure from players, protesting fans, and civil rights leaders, Bud Selig needs to decide whether Major League Baseball will challenge Arizona's draconian anti-i...

May 5, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Arizona D-backs Owner Comes Out Against Anti-Immigrant Bill Arizona D-backs Owner Comes Out Against Anti-Immigrant Bill

Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick says, through his PR people, that he opposes Arizona's anti-immigration legislation. Can't truss it.

May 3, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

“This is Racist Stuff”: Baseball Players/Union Speak Out Against “This is Racist Stuff”: Baseball Players/Union Speak Out Against

After several weeks of silence, Major League baseball players, and their union, are starting to speak out against Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070.

May 1, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

To Catch a Fire: Diamondback Protests Take Off To Catch a Fire: Diamondback Protests Take Off

The Arizona Diamondbacks have become the the SB 1070 Traveling Roadshow and the idea of protesting them wherever they play is catching fire.

Apr 29, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

D-Back Protest Update: Cubs Smack Down Immigrant Rights Message D-Back Protest Update: Cubs Smack Down Immigrant Rights Message

The call is growing to boycott and protest the Arizona Diamondbacks wherever they play. But the other major league teams won't make it easy.

Apr 27, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Burying Juan Antonio Samaranch Burying Juan Antonio Samaranch

The Death of Juan Antonio Samaranch should in no way sugarcoat the destructive role he played in the world of International Sport

Apr 22, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Ben Roethlisberger: No Justice, No Play? Ben Roethlisberger: No Justice, No Play?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should send a strong message: whatever Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was trying to do the night he was accused of rape, it's not a game.

Apr 20, 2010 / Dave Zirin

Clock Almost Striking Midnight for Big Ben Clock Almost Striking Midnight for Big Ben

Two Super Bowl victories or not, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, is on remarkably thin ice. But a media double standard is keeping him above water.

Apr 13, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Tiger Woods: Athlete or Brand? Tiger Woods: Athlete or Brand?

Nation Sports Editor Dave Zirin denounces Woods' latest ad as just another distraction from the tournament.

Apr 9, 2010 / Video / Dave Zirin

x