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.

Remembering the Bear Remembering the Bear

Don Haskins made his mark on college basketball and on America, as he fought to make the hardwood a level playing field for all.

Sep 12, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Q&A with Jim Brown Q&A with Jim Brown

The Hall of Fame football legend discusses his experiences working with gangs in the black community and why the death penalty just doesn't work.

Sep 5, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Dome Denied to Gustav’s Victims Dome Denied to Gustav’s Victims

  Check out the massive padlock on the Superdome. That will tell you all you need to know about Hurricane Gustav and the federal government'scarefully orchestrated response. ...

Sep 2, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Shiny, Happy People Shiny, Happy People

My hotel in Denver is a block away from the 16th Street Mall--a ruler-straight stretch of Starbucks, Sunglasses Huts and Western-themed souvenir shops selling ceramic bald eagles p...

Aug 25, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Olympics Wrap-Up: Marco Polo Would Be Proud Olympics Wrap-Up: Marco Polo Would Be Proud

  Not since Marco Polo has anyone traveled so far up China's Silk Roadwith such amoral élan. But there was Jacques Rogge, president of theIOC, knight of the court of ...

Aug 25, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Overlooked and Unappreciated in Beijing Overlooked and Unappreciated in Beijing

  If a dynasty isn't noticed, can it really dominate? Lisa Leslie doesn't think so. Leslie just won her fourth consecutive gold medal at her fourthconsecutive Olympics--an un...

Aug 24, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Jamaica Bolts to the Top Jamaica Bolts to the Top

  "All I can say is, 'Yo! Jamaican sprinters taking over the world!'" said Usain Bolt, who has, for my money been the preeminent star of these games--even bigger th...

Aug 22, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Remembering Gene Upshaw Remembering Gene Upshaw

  The last thirty years haven't exactly been kind to the labor movement. It's been a story of slow death, with decades of falling unionnumbers, stagnant wages and disappearin...

Aug 22, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

NBC Makes Mockery of McKay Legacy NBC Makes Mockery of McKay Legacy

  This past year saw the death of legendary sports broadcaster Jim McKay.McKay made his mark in history when he anchored the round-the-clockcoverage of the killings of Israel...

Aug 21, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

César Maxit: A Real Olympic Hero César Maxit: A Real Olympic Hero

  The Beijing Olympics will be remembered for people like Michael Phelps, UsainBolt and Nastia Liukin. But we should also remember César Maxit. Don't know César...

Aug 20, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

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