MSNBC Author Dave Zirin
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Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin is sports editor of The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports, including the coming "The Kaepernick Effect." He is also the host of the "Edge of Sports" podcast. 

Dave Zirin is sports editor of The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports, including the coming "The Kaepernick Effect." He is also the host of the "Edge of Sports" podcast. 

Latest from Dave Zirin

4d ago

NFL coach Jon Gruden's emails highlight a much bigger problem

Gruden's emails reveal a rot deeper than the racist, sexist, homophobic musings of one jackass.
11d ago

Why LeBron James' Covid vaccine cop-out is bad for the NBA

It matters what the NBA's superstars say, and the media attention they're getting for opposing a vaccination mandate is justified.
35d ago

Trump's 9/11 boxing gig gives MAGA fans exactly what they want

Unlike former President George W. Bush and former President Barack Obama or President Joe Biden, Trump isn’t going for the solemn.
68d ago

Covid's devastating toll on the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics always leave a mark on the host city. For Tokyo, the price has been steep.
79d ago

Suni Lee's gold medal Olympics moment is America at its best (let's not ruin it)

Suni Lee and her teammate Simone Biles were true to themselves when it mattered most. That's something to celebrate.
95d ago

English soccer fans' racism post Euro 2020 final is vile — and expected

Black footballers like Marcus Rashford have learned their Englishness is provisional to fickle, racist fans.
117d ago

2021 NCAA final pits Gonzaga vs. Baylor. But all unpaid athletes lose in the end.

The NCAA depends on the free labor of mostly Black student athletes. Its profits go to the majority white executives who run it.
130d ago

The NFL's institutionalized racism is just one part of a massive problem

The NFL’s use of “race-norming” has codified racial differences. How can we trust it will reform?
137d ago

The French Open's treatment of Naomi Osaka hurts athletes everywhere

The backlash from tournament officials feels like a tone-deaf attempt to discipline tennis’s brightest young female star
141d ago

How the NBA playoffs' Nets versus Celtics game is dredging up Boston's racist past

Whether Kyrie Irving meant to agitate the fans or provoke discussion, there’s something to be said about Boston’s particular brand of racism.
155d ago

Israel causes American sports stars like Kyrie Irving to break their silence. Here's why it's taken years.

As the Palestinian death toll grows, a small group of athletes are embracing a new internationalism defined by anti-racism.