Books by Dave Zirin
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Athletes used to lead the charge for social change all the time, but as sports figures started making more in endorsement deals, their politics sometimes took a backseat to their pocketbooks. Sportswriter Dave Zirin's new book is about the uneasy confluence of sports and politics over the years.
In his new book, writer Dave Zirin discusses the intersection of sports and politics. In Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports, Zirin explains why he thinks sports have ceased to be sports.