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What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States par [Zirin, Dave]
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“Zirin is America’s best sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential

“Zirin is one of the brightest, most audacious voices I can remember on the sportswriting scene, and my memory goes back to the 1920s.”—Lester Rodney, N.Y. Daily Worker sports editor, 1936–1958

“Zirin has an amazing talent for covering the sports and politics beat. Ranging like a great shortstop, he scoops up everything! He profiles the courageous and inspiring athletes who are standing up for peace and civil liberties in this repressive age. A must read!”—Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive

“This is cutting-edge analysis delivered with wit and compassion.”—Mike Marqusee, author, Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

Here Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin shows how sports express the worst, as well as the most creative and exciting, features of American society.

Zirin explores how Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl flash-time show exposed more than a breast, why the labor movement has everything to learn from sports unions and why a new generation of athletes is no longer content to “play one game at a time” and is starting to get political.

What’s My Name, Fool! draws on original interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympian and black power saluter John Carlos, NBA basketball player and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar women’s college hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic Project for Human Rights leader Lee Evans and many others.

Popular sportswriter and commentator Dave Zirin is editor of The Prince George’s Post (Maryland) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” (edgeofsports.com). He is a senior writer at basketball.com. Zirin’s writing has also appeared in The Source, Common Dreams, College Sporting News, CounterPunch, Alternet, International Socialist Review, Black Sports Network, War Times, San Francisco Bay View and Z Magazine.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 299 pages
  • Editeur : Haymarket Books (1 juillet 2005)
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  • Langue : Anglais
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HASH(0x8e4070fc) étoiles sur 5 The Zinn of Sports 2 juillet 2005
Par Robert Kall - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I'm not a sports fan. I have sports ADD, but I love this book. Think of it as a People's history of Sports, like Howard Zinn's book, People's history of America.

Dave Zirin, a sports commentator for Air America Radio, takes you through some of the history of how sports and sports stars have helped change America for the better, about the integration of all-white, racist baseball, about how Mohammed Ali helped move the cause of African Americans forward...

I started browsing this book out of curiosity and discovered it was intensely fascinating and moving, that at times, it touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.

I've become a Dave Zirin fan.
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HASH(0x8dd568dc) étoiles sur 5 A Plea to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart--Book Him! 14 juillet 2005
Par Diane Fairbank - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Dave Zirin writes with a piercing wit, a passion for justice, and an encyclopedic knowledge of sports and figures of resistance. He has a great way of imparting information--you learn as you laugh. A zinger that you wish you'd thought of on just about every page! Read the blurbs and you can't not read the book. I hope very much that Jon Stewart books him ASAP.
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HASH(0x8dd7f4f8) étoiles sur 5 Nobody's Fool 14 juillet 2005
Par Geoffrey W. Bailey - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Zirin tells it like it is. He has an amazing ability to combine love of the game with hard-hitting commentary. Racism, corporate greed, moral hypocrites, and two-bit hustlers (err, politicians), Zirin takes them all on, sparing no punches. And he does it with a wit that will keep you rolling (even his acknowledgements page cracked me up. I hope someday we can see the deleted erotic references to Dick Cheney).

Zirin tells the forgotten history of sports: of Lester Rodney's campaign to desegregate pro sports (in the 1930s!), the history behind John Carlos and Tommy Smith's raised fists at the 1968 Olympic Games (did you know the white athlete standing next to them ran into the stands to grab a Black Solidarity pin when he saw what was happening?), and brings it up to the present with stories of althetes standing up for justice today. Zirin reminds us that athletes should be respected for their heads as much as their hearts.

In the process, he rekindled a love sports I haven't felt since I was a teenager watching the 6th game of the '86 series.
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HASH(0x8e066264) étoiles sur 5 I'm no fool.... 21 juillet 2005
Par DC Teacher - Publié sur Amazon.com
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...so I know that this is one of the finest books of essays I've read in the past few years. One can only wonder why this book has not been written before. Zirin makes it apparent that he had no shortage of material from which to cull these informative, socially conscious, and well-crafted essays. To whom would they not appeal? Sports fans, the politically aware, athletes--young and old, history buffs, teachers, and avid non-fiction readers will all find something in this book to interest and inform. To live in this sports-obsessed society and not be aware of the way resistance, militantism, social awareness, and social activism have played a part in sports is possible, but, with the publication of this book, simply unnecessary now.
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HASH(0x8e51f900) étoiles sur 5 A sportswriter for the rest of us 16 juillet 2005
Par John Green - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Finally! A sportswriter for the rest of us: Ordinary folk angry at Bush, upset over Iraq, disgusted by racism...and always rooting for the home team.

Jackie Robinson! John Carlos! Barry Bonds! Etan Thomas! Toni Smith! They're all here and they're all part of sports and resistance in the United States. Muhammad Ali, too...just don't call him Cassius Clay or you'll make Zirin's baby cry.

The only problem with this book is that more people aren't reading it. Zirin makes politics fun and drags sports back from the brink of corporate oblivion. The laughs alone are worth at least ten bucks.
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