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.

Who Let the Dogs Out on Michael Vick? Who Let the Dogs Out on Michael Vick?

With the indictment of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback on federal conspiracy charges for running an alleged dogfighting operation, the media went into attack mode.

Jul 19, 2007 / Column / Dave Zirin

Reclaiming Sports Reclaiming Sports

Political struggle and its relation to sports is a question not of the past but of the future.

Jul 6, 2007 / Feature / Dave Zirin

High Impact: What Football Owes Its Players High Impact: What Football Owes Its Players

Congressional hearings about head injuries in the NFL raise questions about the consequences for old-timers and present-day players.

Jun 27, 2007 / Column / Dave Zirin

Sheffield Strikes Out on Latino Players Sheffield Strikes Out on Latino Players

Slugger Gary Sheffield's intemperate remarks about the black/Latino divide have rattled batting cages and plunged baseball into the immigration debate.

Jun 6, 2007 / Column / Dave Zirin

Jason Giambi, Truthteller Jason Giambi, Truthteller

Jason Giambi finally got around to telling the truth about baseball and steroids. So naturally, Major League Baseball is out to smear him.

May 25, 2007 / Column / Dave Zirin

Hip-Hop’s E-Z Scapegoats Hip-Hop’s E-Z Scapegoats

There's a big difference between the misogynous hip-hop produced by big media and the hip-hop that moves a generation.

May 8, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Jeff Chang and Dave Zirin

Football and Nikki Giovanni at Virginia Tech Football and Nikki Giovanni at Virginia Tech

Tragedy uncovers the diverse world of a school that had been known only for football.

Apr 26, 2007 / Column / Dave Zirin

Don Imus and the State of Women’s Sports Don Imus and the State of Women’s Sports

It's been thirty-five years since Title IX was passed, and women athletes are still battling the kind of sexism Imus espouses.

Apr 11, 2007 / Feature / Dave Zirin

John Amaechi’s Timeout John Amaechi’s Timeout

The openly gay former NBA star speaks eloquently against homophobia, the war in Iraq and racism.

Apr 4, 2007 / Feature / Dave Zirin

Gary Tyler’s Quest for Justice Gary Tyler’s Quest for Justice

Sports figures are joining the crusade to free a Louisiana man convicted as a teenager of a murder he didn't commit.

Mar 21, 2007 / Feature / Dave Zirin

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