The Edge of Sports website features Dave Zirin‘s weekly sport column in which he writes about the politics of sports. Named of the UTNE Reader‘s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Dave Zirin is the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. He has been called “the best sportswriter in the United States,” by Robert Lipsyte.
Film. By Dave Zirin and Jeremy Earp. 2010. 62 minutes.
A documentary based on the bestselling book A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Zirin demonstrates that American sports have long been at the center of some of the major political debates and struggles of our time. For 6th grade to adult.
By Dave Zirin
Even in football, a sport whose DNA is constructed to produce obedience and deference to authority, people can be pushed only so far before they push back. At Grambling State, the players engaged in a players’ strike, what all media outlets are calling “a mutiny”, and refused to take the field on Saturday against Jackson State.
Book – Non-fiction. By John Carlos and Dave Zirin. Foreword by Cornel West. 2011. 220 pages.
Written for grades 7+, this biography of John Carlos recounts his childhood, his legendary act of courage at the ’68 Olympics, and the backlash.
Book – Non-fiction. By Dave Zirin. 2009. 302 pages.
U.S. history through the lens of sports.
Book – Non-fiction. By Dave Zirin. Foreword by Chuck D. 2007.
Essays on sports and politics.
People’s history of sports author and commentator.