Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Zirin on the "athletic-industrial complex"

Dave Zirin, author of "What's My Name, Fool?" and who has been called the best young sportswriter in the U.S., was interviewed on Democracy Now today about his new book, "Welcome to the Terrordome." Zirin was especially critical of NBA Commissioner David Stern for turning the league and its players into "a spittoon for every racial anxiety." As always, the interview is worth a listen, and Zirin's book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand sports in U.S. culture.

1 comment:

david said...

Good grief -- I heard a few minutes of the "athletic-industrial complex" essay on NPR today -- the part when the author is ranting against Don Imus -- and it was almost funny, because it was so laughably ridiculous. But it wasn't funny, because there are people out there in radio-land who will actually believe this nonsense.