By Dave Zirin
“Zirin is America’s top sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential
“Zirin is likely one of the brightest, such a lot audacious voices i will be mindful at the sportswriting scene, and my reminiscence is going again to the 1920s.”—Lester Rodney, N.Y. day-by-day Worker activities editor, 1936–1958
“Zirin has an awesome expertise for masking the activities and politics beat. Ranging like a good shortstop, he scoops up every little thing! He profiles the brave and encouraging athletes who're status up for peace and civil liberties during this repressive age. A needs to read!”—Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive
“This is state-of-the-art research added with wit and compassion.”—Mike Marqusee, writer, Redemption music: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties
Here Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin indicates how activities convey the worst, in addition to the main artistic and fascinating, beneficial properties of yank society.
Zirin explores how Janet Jackson’s great Bowl flash-time convey uncovered greater than a breast, why the exertions flow has every thing to profit from activities unions and why a brand new new release of athletes is not any longer content material to “play one online game at a time” and is beginning to get political.
What’s My identify, Fool! attracts on unique interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympian and black energy saluter John Carlos, NBA basketball participant and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar women’s university hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic venture for Human Rights chief Lee Evans and lots of others.
Popular sportswriter and commentator Dave Zirin is editor of The Prince George’s Post (Maryland) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” (edgeofsports.com). he's a senior author at basketball.com. Zirin’s writing has additionally seemed in The Source, Common Dreams, College wearing News, CounterPunch, Alternet, International Socialist Review, Black activities Network, War Times, San Francisco Bay View and Z Magazine.