“Dave Zirin is the best young sportswriter in America.”—Robert Lipsyte
This much-anticipated sequel to What’s My Name, Fool? by acclaimed commentator Dave Zirin breaks new ground in sports writing, looking at the controversies and trends now shaping sports in the United States—and abroad. Features chapters such as “Barry Bonds is Gonna Git Your Mama: The Last Word on Steroids,” “Pro Basketball and the Two Souls of Hip-Hop,” “An Icon’s Redemption: The Great Roberto Clemente,” and “Beisbol: How the Major Leagues Eat Their Young.”
Zirin’s commentary is always insightful, never predictable.
Dave Zirin is the author of the widely acclaimed book What’s My Name, Fool? (Haymarket Books) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” (edgeofsports.com). He writes a regular column for The Nation and Slam magazine and has appeared as a sports commentator on ESPN TV and radio, CBNC, WNBC, Democracy Now!, Air America, Radio Nation, and Pacifica.
Chuck D redefined rap music and hip-hop culture as leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy. Spike Lee calls him “one of the most politically and socially conscious artists of any generation.” He co-hosts a weekly radio show on Air America.
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About the Author
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. Chuck D redefined rap music and hip-hop culture as leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy. Spike Lee calls him "one of the most politically and socially conscious artists of any generation." He co-hosts a weekly radio show on Air America.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Would Make Howard Zinn ProudFollowing on the success of his first book "What's My Name Fool" Dave Zirin continues his blistering commentary in "Welcome to the Terrordome." In some respects, the book is simply a regurgitation of "What's My Name Fool" but there are some updates especially in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Zirin doesn't get everything right, but what he does get right, he does extremely well.There is more of a focus on baseball in the book, with the majority of essays focused on the exploitation of players from the Dominican Republic. Zirin continues his rant on the mainstream media as racists during the Barry Bonds fiasco, something I don't entirely agree with.Perhaps the best essay is the one focused on the exploitation and cover-up of Pat Tillman's death. In my opinion, it is a prime example of everything that is wrong with the modern world today.Overall, a good follow-up to "What's My Name Fool" and I'm looking forward to reading "A People's History of Sports" next.