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.

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

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 / Nation in the News / Dave Zirin

Tiger the Brand, Tiger the Man Tiger the Brand, Tiger the Man

Tiger's infuriating new Nike ad confirms that the golfer is all brand.

Apr 8, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Who is Duke? Tonight We Find Out Who is Duke? Tonight We Find Out

Dynasty or decaying empire? That’s the question Duke will be answering tonight as they square off against the Butler Bulldogs for the NCAA Men’s Championship.

Apr 5, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

A Tiger Woods Story That Actually Matters A Tiger Woods Story That Actually Matters

Tiger Woods has long maintained he was the victim of a Kindergarten hate crime. Now his teacher is saying that story is a lie. Here's one issue Tiger should not ignore.

Apr 5, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Duke vs. Butler: It aint Hoosiers Duke vs. Butler: It aint Hoosiers

CBS is laying out a script that says Monday's NCAA men's basketball final will be David vs. Goliath. But they may be confusing which one is which.

Apr 4, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

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