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.

The Slave Side of Sunday The Slave Side of Sunday

On the eve of the Super Bowl, former cornerback Anthony Prior raises hot-button allegations of racism in the National Football League.

Jan 20, 2006 / Feature / Dave Zirin

The Silencing of Carlos Delgado The Silencing of Carlos Delgado

The New York Mets' squelching of first baseman Carlos Delgado's longstanding protest of the war in Iraq during the seventh-inning stretch speaks volumes about how the rules of the ...

Dec 7, 2005 / Feature / Dave Zirin

The Fight to Save Stanley Tookie Williams The Fight to Save Stanley Tookie Williams

As the clock ticks down to former gang leader Stanley Tookie Williiams's scheduled execution on December 13, football great Jim Brown is helping lead the fight to convince Governor...

Nov 29, 2005 / Feature / Dave Zirin

The Champ Meets the Chump The Champ Meets the Chump

When George W. Bush met Muhammad Ali at the White House last week, the Champ had one last rope-a-dope up his sleeve. You don't have to guess who won this match.

Nov 18, 2005 / Feature / Dave Zirin

The Soccer Star and the President The Soccer Star and the President

Who is Diego Maradona, and how did a former Argentinian soccer star become the nemesis of an American President?

Nov 8, 2005 / Feature / Dave Zirin

Sheryl Swoopes: Out of the Closet–and Ignored Sheryl Swoopes: Out of the Closet–and Ignored

WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes has just come out of the closet. But why didn't anyone care?

Nov 4, 2005 / Editorial / Dave Zirin

Say It Ain’t So, Big Leagues Say It Ain’t So, Big Leagues

Strip-mining the Dominican Republic for talent, Major League Baseball periodically plucks one lucky boy from his home and family and gives him a dream for a better life. But what h...

Oct 26, 2005 / Feature / Dave Zirin

Pat Tillman, Our Hero Pat Tillman, Our Hero

War hero and former NFL star Pat Tillman was not the GI Joe icon created by Pentagon spinmeisters. He was a fiercely independent thinker convinced that the war in Iraq was illegal....

Oct 6, 2005 / Editorial / Dave Zirin

Etan Thomas Rises to the Occasion Etan Thomas Rises to the Occasion

Washington Wizards power forward Etan Thomas is using his swoosh-adorned status as a sports star to speak out on the gross negligence of the Bush Administration.

Sep 14, 2005 / Feature / Dave Zirin

What’s My Name, Fool? What’s My Name, Fool?

In The Godfather, Part II, dying mob boss Hyman Roth wheezes the obscene truth to young Don Michael Corleone.

Aug 2, 2005 / Feature / Dave Zirin

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