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Very informative book, it opens your mind to various social issues that protrudes the world of sports while altering your reality at the same timePublished 1 month ago by joseph hamilton
Zirin argues only certain actions by teams are heroic....so long as they fit in with his personal political views. Read morePublished 11 months ago by UnderYourSkin
I bought this book after seeing an interview with Mr. Zirin by Bill Moyers. It seemed a bit too high on the hyperbole for my taste.Published 13 months ago by r
Zirin does an amazing job of connecting the impact that politics has on sports and vice versa. If you are love sports and are looking for an intriguing read, this book is it.Published 13 months ago by Jahmal Williams
very interesting book written to show the evolution of what has happened to sports -
always ends up "the money, the power"
Some of these essays on the merging of sports and politics in the current age are terrific. Others are so far off base they're laughable. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Brian Maitland
A great read, even if you are not into sports.
Very sad to read how the Olympics affects neighborhoods and countries' economies, and the behind-the-scenes politicking. Read more
Reading for class... Interesting... Makes you hope that one day people wake up and realize what is actually going on.Published 17 months ago by Matthew Radice
Zirin, a sportswriter for The Nation and SI.com, explores how politics has recently begun to infiltrate the previously apolitical sports world. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sarah's Book Shelves