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.

O.J. Simpson at his 1995 trial

O.J. Simpson Was a Rorschach Test for America O.J. Simpson Was a Rorschach Test for America

Society / April 11, 2024 O.J. Simpson Was a Rorschach Test for America Most people saw the Hall of Fame running back not as a person but as symbol for what was wrong with the c…

Apr 11, 2024 / Dave Zirin

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley answers reporters' questions on April 6 before a national championship game.

Coaching Great Dawn Staley Defends Trans Athletes Coaching Great Dawn Staley Defends Trans Athletes

The courageous comments of the South Carolina Gamecocks’ coach upset all the right people.

Apr 10, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Esteury Ruiz playing baseball

Oakland Has 2 New Baseball Heroes—and a Billionaire Owner Ruining Everything Oakland Has 2 New Baseball Heroes—and a Billionaire Owner Ruining Everything

Outfielders Esteury Ruiz and Brent Rooker stood with their fans against a planned move to Las Vegas. They were punished, and the owner is pulling the team from Oakland early.

Apr 5, 2024 / Dave Zirin

The NBA Road to International Greatness

The NBA Road to International Greatness The NBA Road to International Greatness

On this episode of Edge of Sports, the unsung moments and players that turned up the talent and transformed the NBA.

Apr 1, 2024 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Video screen shows Ohtani speaking at press conference

Online Gambling Has Swallowed Professional Sports Online Gambling Has Swallowed Professional Sports

Sports leagues partnered with legal gambling operations to fill their coffers. The deals are bringing in millions, but now they threaten to undermine what makes sports special.

Mar 27, 2024 / Dave Zirin

FIFA president Gianni Infantino at podium

Palestine Shows Up for FIFA. FIFA Turns Its Back on Palestine. Palestine Shows Up for FIFA. FIFA Turns Its Back on Palestine.

FIFA has chosen to say nothing while Israel massacres Palestinian soccer players, coaches, and sports officials.

Mar 18, 2024 / Dave Zirin

What Does the NBA’s Future Look Like?

What Does the NBA’s Future Look Like? What Does the NBA’s Future Look Like?

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Arya Shirazi joins the show again to talk about what’s in store for the league.

Mar 13, 2024 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Jonathan Glazer reading acceptance speech

Jonathan Glazer’s Brave Oscar Speech Represents the Best of Judaism Jonathan Glazer’s Brave Oscar Speech Represents the Best of Judaism

Instead of confronting what the director of The Zone of Interest actually said, Zionists distorted his lines.

Mar 11, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Dartmouth player organizers with an SEIU Local 560 sign

The Future of College Sports Is Unionized The Future of College Sports Is Unionized

The Dartmouth basketball team just voted to join SEIU Local 560, a big step toward ending the exploitation of college athletes.

Mar 7, 2024 / Dave Zirin

The Ireland team stand by their bench as the Israel team stand on the court as the teams stand for their national anthems before the FIBA Women's EuroBasket Championship Qualifier match between Israel and Ireland at the Rimi Olympic Centre in Riga, Latvia.

An Irish Athlete on Organizing a Sports Boycott of Israel An Irish Athlete on Organizing a Sports Boycott of Israel

On this episode of Edge of Sports, Rebecca O’Keeffe talks about her team’s boycott of its match against Israel.

Mar 4, 2024 / Audio / Dave Zirin

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