By Dave Zirin
“Zirin is America’s top sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential
“Zirin is among the brightest, so much audacious voices i will be able to 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 grand expertise for protecting the activities and politics beat. Ranging like a superb 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 exhibit the worst, in addition to the main inventive and fascinating, good points of yank society.
Zirin explores how Janet Jackson’s great Bowl flash-time express uncovered greater than a breast, why the hard work flow has every thing to profit from activities unions and why a brand new iteration of athletes isn't any longer content material to “play one online game at a time” and is commencing to get political.
What’s My identify, Fool! attracts on unique interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympian and black strength saluter John Carlos, NBA basketball participant and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar women’s collage hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic undertaking 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 activities” (edgeofsports.com). he's a senior author at basketball.com. Zirin’s writing has additionally seemed in The Source, Common Dreams, College carrying News, CounterPunch, Alternet, International Socialist Review, Black activities Network, War Times, San Francisco Bay View and Z Magazine.