Named one of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for The Nation. He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence. Winner of Sport in Society and Northeastern University School of Journalism's Excellence in Sports Journalism Award, Zirin also 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. Zirin is, in addition, a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the Progressive.
His most recent book is the acclaimed "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down," which Christine Brennan of USA Today called "the perfect book for our time in sports." Sports Illustrated called the book "provocative": "It will make you think about what we're really seeing when we watch the games we love."