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.

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

Shed No Tears for the Spartans Shed No Tears for the Spartans

The vanquished Spartans of Michigan State have left a lot of people accustomed to limping through this recession start walking tall.

Apr 7, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Socialists, Out and Proud Socialists, Out and Proud

It's time to come out of our political closets and say openly that another world is not only possible but necessary.

Apr 1, 2009 / Feature / Dave Zirin

The March Madness of Myles Brand The March Madness of Myles Brand

Why does the president of the NCAA think it's fine for TV networks and gamblers to profit from the Final Four, but not the players?

Mar 19, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

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