Owners want them to sell tickets and jerseys, not take a stand on Trayvon Martin, or anything else.
<span class="floatleft"><img src="http://www.progressive.org/images/staff/zirin-d.jpg" width="54"></span>Dave Zirin is the author of the new book “Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.”<br> Zirin has debated FOX Sports president Ed Goren on college football’s Bowl Championship Series for National Public Radio, Bridgestone Firestone President Dan Adomitis in the pages of the Los Angeles Times on whether his company should be the “official tire of the Super Bowl” while in court for using child labor in Liberia, and the issue of steroids in sports with Jose Canseco and John Rocker. His writing has also appeared in Vibe Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, New York Newsday, the Baltimore Sun, the Pittsburgh Courier, The Source, and numerous other publications.
Ten days before his courageous act, the best college women's basketball player also came out. They both could teach the men of the NFL a thing or two.
Dave Zirin, called Collins move "massively huge."
Florida Atlantic may go down in history as the school that dropped all pretense and brought the gridiron and the prison together.
"It's crucial to burst the bubble of SodaStream."
The Israeli government’s theory seems to be if you degrade the national team, you degrade the idea that there could ever be a nation.
More than 2,000 former NFL players—including Hall of Famers and household names like Art Monk and Jim McMahon—are claiming that the league had direct knowledge that repeated head trauma could lead to everything from Alzheimers to ALS.
DAVE ZIRIN | Guillen was forced to grovel like a broken man at a press conference that was missing only a stockade.
Should we be protesting the Atlanta Braves, too, after Georgia passed its own anti-immigrant legislation?
Dave Zirin says a victory for the players’ union would be a victory for all.
Dave Zirin ponders Brett Favre’s legacy.
How long will it be until football becomes like boxing, a sport that marginalized itself by the horrors of the slurred speech of a generation of champions?
I once had a coach who could spit tobacco hard enough to break a window. He smelled like an old hamper, and only wore pants that came with an elastic waist. Still, every last one of us loved the guy. He always said, “Sports is like a hammer, gents. And you can use a hammer for all kinds of things. You can use it to build a house, or you can use it to bash somebody’s head. Choose wisely.”
Major League Baseball, with its utter dependence on both the Latino players and the economic bonanza of the All Star game, is susceptible to pressure.
This will be the last column I write about the Arizona Diamondbacks in the foreseeable future. For me, they do not exist. They will continue to not exist in my mind as long as the horribly named “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act” remains law in Arizona. This law has brought echoes of apartheid to the state.