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Dave Zirin

MSNBC Columnist

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

Latest from Dave Zirin

40d ago

The NBA is tempting everybody to bet. It’s no shock when a player does.

The NBA banned Toronto Raptors' Jontay Porter after finding that he “violated league rules" by "betting on NBA games” and "disclosing confidential information to sports bettors."
76d ago

The fight between LSU and South Carolina wasn’t scary. A fan reaching the floor was.

The LSU and South Carolina fight in Sunday’s SEC women’s basketball championship brought more attention to fans running onto the floor.
129d ago

Why the news of Sports Illustrated's downfall hits me so hard

It's a tragedy that 70 years after its first iconic cover, which featured future baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Matthews, Sports Illustrated may soon be dead.
136d ago

Three football greats just left their jobs. Here’s why.

With Bill Belichick, Nick Saban and Pete Carroll not be coaching next year, it's that clear some of football’s greatest minds are being left in the dust.
217d ago

The Philadelphia Eagles' signature 'tush push' is effectively driving its critics mad

Philadelphia and Jalen Hurts beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Eagles' only crime with its "brotherly shove" is making football fourth downs less dramatic.
239d ago

Why is the right so angry at Taylor Swift cheering on Travis Kelce?

Chiefs and Jets play tonight on Sunday Night Football. Taylor Swift may be at the NYC game supporting Travis Kelce — and much of the MAGA fan base is big mad.
246d ago

Deion Sanders, who's overperforming at Colorado, apparently isn't humble enough

The University of Colorado Buffaloes lost 42-6 to the Oregon Ducks Saturday. Buffaloes Coach Deion Sanders has received unnecessary hatred in his first year.
257d ago

Jim Trotter is too well respected for the NFL to brush off his racism allegations

Former NFL.com reporter Jim Trotter attributes racist comments to NFL owners Jerry Jones and Terry Pegula and says the NFL doesn't address racism in its ranks.
266d ago

How one kiss became a slap in the face to all of Spanish soccer

FIFA has suspended Royal Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales from office, while Spanish prosecutors have opened a criminal inquiry.
295d ago

The U.S. women’s ‘cruel’ loss must also be a wake-up call.

The U.S. Women's National team lost to Sweden. Blame coaching, inexperience, and crucially, the rest of the world getting better. But don't blame it on Megan Rapinoe being 'woke.'
301d ago

Is it time for USWNT fans to panic?

USWNT is headed into must-win World Cup match Tuesday vs. Portugal. Will Vlatko Andonovski's lineup be enough, after Netherlands stumble? Can Alex Morgan score?