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.

Grand Theft Hoops: The Stealing of the Sonics Grand Theft Hoops: The Stealing of the Sonics

Two Oklahoma corporate raiders have stolen one of Seattle's most beloved sports franchises with an unlikely accomplice, the NBA's commissioner, David Stern.

Jul 3, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Nader Tackles Sports Nader Tackles Sports

It's a little known fact, but Ralph Nader is seriously interested in sports, which is why he believes there should be a Bill of Rights just for the fans.

Jun 30, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Well, There You Go. Imus the Bigot Is Back Well, There You Go. Imus the Bigot Is Back

Is Don Imus irredeemably stupid or just a run-of-the-mill racist?

Jun 25, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

A Conversation With NBA Union Man Billy Hunter A Conversation With NBA Union Man Billy Hunter

Billy Hunter has a progressive spine and a background that has taken him from working with Huey Newton to sitting across the table from the most formidable commissioner in sports, ...

Jun 19, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Can Soccer Stop the Violence? Can Soccer Stop the Violence?

In South Africa ethnic violence against foreigners is beginning to spread and the growing voice of opposition comes from an unlikely source--soccer stars.

Jun 9, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

‘Like He Died Twice’: Mary Tillman’s Lonely Quest ‘Like He Died Twice’: Mary Tillman’s Lonely Quest

The mother of Pat Tillman--football star, Army ranger and casualty of war--reflects on how the Pentagon has distorted the truth and the NFL has exploited the tragedy.

May 28, 2008 / Feature / Dave Zirin

When Tiger Met Chevron… When Tiger Met Chevron…

Woods's partnership with Chevron makes a mockery of his late father's hopes for him.

May 22, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Blogged Down Blogged Down

Some sportswriters just don't get it.

May 7, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Why Do We Care About the NFL Draft? Why Do We Care About the NFL Draft?

For fans, the pigskin meat market is mindless fun, but for young players, football is no fantasy.

Apr 28, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Can the Golden State Warriors Save Oakland? Can the Golden State Warriors Save Oakland?

The Warriors will miss this year's NBA playoffs, but they can still be winners by reaching out to at-risk youth in Oakland.

Apr 21, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

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