Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and host of "Edge of Sports Radio" on Sirius XM, explains the NCAA penalties against the Penn State football program and what it could mean for the future of the school.
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.
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.
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.
Dave Zirin, author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports (Haymarket Books, 2007), reviews sports news about NBA officiating and NFL quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting and talks about being a "progressive" sportswriter.
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