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.

Al Sharpton Wants Gilbert Arenas Punished. Seriously. Al Sharpton Wants Gilbert Arenas Punished. Seriously.

Whenever racism rears its head in sports, the Reverend Al Sharpton has usually had something important to say. In the process, he has proudly earned the contempt of the sports radi...

Jan 5, 2010 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Faculty Protest Texas Football Coach’s Raise Faculty Protest Texas Football Coach’s Raise

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.

Jan 5, 2010 / Column / Dave Zirin and Snehal Shingavi

Lester ‘Red’ Rodney: 1911-2009 Lester ‘Red’ Rodney: 1911-2009

The "Press Box Red" was a top sports writer who led the first sustained campaign to integrate Major League Baseball.

Dec 27, 2009 / Editorial / Dave Zirin

Caged Tiger Caged Tiger

The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.

Dec 16, 2009 / Editorial / Dave Zirin

Tiger Falls from Grace Tiger Falls from Grace

The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst of the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.

Dec 14, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Tiger Woods Deserves Your Scrutiny Tiger Woods Deserves Your Scrutiny

When the golfer makes deals with dictatorships and unaccountable corporations, all in the name of his billion-dollar brand, he deserves no privacy.

Nov 30, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

The NFL’s Concussion Conundrum The NFL’s Concussion Conundrum

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to understand that when athletes play with a concussion, it is bad for their health--and for business. But do his reforms go far enough?

Nov 24, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Women Ski Jumpers Grounded Women Ski Jumpers Grounded

A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.

Nov 18, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

LA Clippers Owner Pays Out for Race-Based Housing Discrimination LA Clippers Owner Pays Out for Race-Based Housing Discrimination

Donald Sterling was just obligated to pay out the largest settlement ever obtained by the government in a housing discrimination case involving apartment rentals.

Nov 10, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Big League Blues Big League Blues

The NFL is only the highest-profile example of the economic crisis pervading the world of sports.

Oct 28, 2009 / Editorial / Dave Zirin

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