Welcome to the Terrordome by Dave Zirin
The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports

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“Dave Zirin is the best young sportswriter in America.”—Robert Lipsyte

This much-anticipated sequel to What’s My Name, Fool? by acclaimed commentator Dave Zirin breaks new ground in sports writing, looking at the controversies and trends now shaping sports in the United States—and abroad. Features chapters such as “Barry Bonds is Gonna Git Your Mama: The Last Word on Steroids,” “Pro Basketball and the Two Souls of Hip-Hop,” “An Icon’s Redemption: The Great Roberto Clemente,” and “Beisbol: How the Major Leagues Eat Their Young.”

Zirin’s commentary is always insightful, never predictable.

Dave Zirin is the author of the widely acclaimed book What’s My Name, Fool? (Haymarket Books) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” (edgeofsports.com). He writes a regular column for The Nation and Slam magazine and has appeared as a sports commentator on ESPN TV and radio, CBNC, WNBC, Democracy Now!, Air America, Radio Nation, and Pacifica.

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About Dave Zirin

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One of the UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Dave Zirin is a columnist for The Nation, SLAM magazine, and SI.com. He is the host of Sirius XM's popular weekly show Edge of Sports Radio and a regular guest on ESPN's Outside the Lines and on MSNBC. His previous books include A People's History of Sports in the United States and Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love (both available from The New Press). He lives near Washington, D.C.
Published June 1, 2007 by Haymarket Books. 266 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Superdome is a somewhat awkward metaphor, since it was selected as a shelter more for its identity as a large building than as a sports icon, but it’s also quite appropriate, since Zirin often attempts to fuse sports and politics, even if the two don’t necessarily coincide.

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a sportswriter and regular contributor to The Nation, Zirin takes a look at sports through the prisms of race, class, politics and identity, examining the mainstream sports media's charged rhetoric and challenging the industry's readily-accepted common wisdoms (especially the popular notion that ...

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