Takeaway sports contributor and author of "A People's History of Sports in the United States"
Dave Zirin appears in the following:
Friday, June 06, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Dave Zirin's new book "Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy" examines how the World Cup has transformed Rio de Janiero.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o said during the football season that he was dealing with the death of his grandmother and the death of his girlfriend, but according to reporters at Deadspin, that girlfriend never had cancer, never died, and in fact, never existed. Dave Zirin, a sports writer, has the story.
Friday, January 11, 2013
This week, the Baseball Writers of America decided that in 2013, no players would be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Potential inductees included players hailing from the infamous steroids era. Yesterday, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the League would expand its drug testing program. Dave Zirin, sports columnist for The Nation, explores the ramifications for MLB players and the league itself.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson announced yesterday that no players would be inducted in 2013. Notable omissions include Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds, who were included on the ballot but criticized for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thursday, October 21, 2010
By this point, everyone's seen the headlines. It seems like a huge number of football players are getting seriously injured this season. People are asking whether the game has become more violent than ever.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Instead of their usual jerseys, the Phoenix Suns wore shirts with "Los Suns" inscribed across the chest as they played the Spurs last night. This change in wardrobe was explicitly meant as a nod in support of Arizona's Latino population, and a protest to Arizona's new immigration law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer last week.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Today is opening day in baseball and the season has already begun with a Yankees loss to the Red Sox last night. Nation sports editor Dave Zirin previews the season. He says the stats are all pointing to a predictable "chalk year," but, he doubts it will be. We get Dave's take on the baseball year ahead and why he has high hopes for the Atlanta Braves.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
- Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, looks at a sudden rise in the price of oil.
- NFL Takeout: Sports writer Dave Zirin talks about the upcoming Supreme Court date for the NFL as they argue that they are a single corporate entity. The ruling could have wide ramifications for all four major U.S. sports leagues and anti-trust law.
- Listener Responses: We get a dose of decade-pedantry (all of it correct, however) from you, our listeners.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Watch the final out in Mark Buehrle's perfect game below.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"The amount of corruption scandals that the IOC has been involved in over the years would make an Illinois politician wince."
— Sports writer Dave Zirin on choosing a new Olympic sport
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Read Jeff Beresford-Howe's take on A-Rod's admission.
President Obama addressed Rodriguez's steroid use at his press conference on Monday.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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