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.

Iran’s Dissent Is Not a Game Iran’s Dissent Is Not a Game

Protests in Iran have little in common with soccer riots, contrary to what Ahmadinejad would have us believe. They are far more serious--and more diverse.

Jun 16, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Vick and Clarett’s ‘Right of Return’ Vick and Clarett’s ‘Right of Return’

Michael Vick and Maurice Clarett deserve a second chance to play in the NFL--not because they are innocent, but because the system itself is so profoundly guilty.

Jun 11, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Lakers How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Lakers

Progressives looking for a team to back in the NBA Finals should steer clear of the Orlando Magic, since their owner, Dick DeVos, is a powerful right-wing zealot.

Jun 5, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Sotomayor is a Sporting Judge Sotomayor is a Sporting Judge

To gauge her judicial temperament, take a close look at Sonia Sotomayor's rulings in sports. Left-wing in theory, right-wing in practice--no wonder she clicked so smoothly with the...

May 29, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

New Orleans’s Not-So-Super Bowl New Orleans’s Not-So-Super Bowl

Millions will be spent to bring the biggest event in sports to the Superdome, while the victims of Hurricane Katrina remain on the sidelines.

May 21, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Pawn in Their Game Pawn in Their Game

Major League Baseball continues to think that embarrassing individual players like Manny Ramirez is the best path to cleaning up the sport.

May 8, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Seabiscuit Meets Syriana at the Derby Seabiscuit Meets Syriana at the Derby

In a victory for the little people, a long-shot little horse from nowhere overcomes 50 to 1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby. But wait. Look who owns part of the horse.

May 3, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Jeremy Tyler, Euro-Pro Jeremy Tyler, Euro-Pro

A promising young athlete causes a furor because he's leaving high school to play pro basketball. What's so wrong with that?

Apr 30, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin and Billy Buntin

The Pinstripe Patriot Act The Pinstripe Patriot Act

The New York Yankees are forcing the owner's religious and political beliefs on every fan admitted to its $1.5 billion cathedral of baseball. How long can they get away with it?

Apr 21, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Huskies’ Glory Stolen By Coach Huskies’ Glory Stolen By Coach

Despite all their well-deserved success, the UConn women's basketball team struggles in the shadow of their megalomaniacal coach Geno Auriemma.

Apr 16, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

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