Dave Zirin

Sportswriter and Author

Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 visionaries who are changing our world,” Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation. He is their first sportswriter in 150 years of existence.

Winner of the Excellence in Sports Journalism Award, Zirin is also the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. Robert Lipsyte called him “the best sportswriter in the United States.” Zirin is also a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the Progressive.

Zirin's most recent book is the acclaimed Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Zirin is the co-author of the NAACP Image Award-nominated The John Carlos Story. He is also the author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love and A People’s History of Sports in the United States, part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History Series. A People’s History of Sports forms the basis of a documentary Zirin co-wrote and narrated called Not Just a Game: Power, Politics and American Sports, produced by the Media Education Foundation. The Media Education Foundation also interviewed Zirin for the documentary Race, Power & American Sports.

Zirin is also the author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports and What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States.

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