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Dave Zirin - On Bonds, Tillman and the Poltics of Sports

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/fora/showthread.php?t=1285 Author and commentator Dave Zirin gives his thoughts on sports talk radio, and examines the frequently rocky relationship between sports and politics. ----- Dave Zirin discusses "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports." Dave Zirin is at the crossroads of a sports culture that celebrates bling and the multi-million-dollar endorsements, and a political culture loathe to recognize, let alone help, the millions of Americans battling poverty and oppression. This eagerly anticipated follow-up to Zirin's "What's My Name Fool?" grapples with this cultural contradiction. - Cody's Books Dave Zirin is the author of "What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States." He is a sports commentator for Air America and XM Radio's 'On the Real' with Chuck D and Gia'na Garel. Zirin's writing has appeared in THE SOURCE, Common Dreams, The College Sporting News, basketball.com, alternet, The Black Sports Network, Counterpunch, Dodgers Dugout, sports-central.org, The San Fransisco Bay View, Z-Net, The International Socialist Review, War-Times, Z-Magazine and The Afro-American.
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