Monday, March 25, 2013
Zirin the Siren
Dave Zirin, my favorite sportswriter and commentator, spoke yesterday at the Heartland Cafe. He is on a book tour for his latest entry, GAME OVER. Dave is the clearest voice I know for explaining how sports, politics, race, and power operate on a global scene. His insistence on fairness and decency -- and his winning personality -- are what makes him unique.
He's just such a friendly guy. Here is a man who appears on TV, has his national radio show, his blog Edge of Sports, and, of course his many books, and yet, remembers me from the last time I saw him in Chicago. "Hi, Joan. Thanks to you and the other Nation people, I got booked on their cruise."
Now, there's a guy you can love.
P.S. Buzz Bissinger, another of my favorite commentators on sports and life, (remember Friday Night Lights?), wrote today on Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea (it's at the Daily Beast web site). Great insight.