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Settler colonialism, Gaza, and the Super Bowl shooting

The Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade last week turned from a scene of celebration to horror after a mass shooting killed one person and injured 22 others, including 11 children. While Democrats have rightfully taken aim at Missouri’s loose gun laws, there’s more to America’s gun violence epidemic than laws alone. From westward expansion to […]

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The Ultimate Frisbee players of Palestine

Most ultimate frisbee players don’t have to consider how an Israeli checkpoint might disrupt their plans for a game—but this is the reality of life in Palestine. The story of the small but vibrant subculture of Palestinian ultimate frisbee enthusiasts offers a glimpse into life under Israeli occupation that is too often unseen by the […]

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How online gambling became the economic blood of the sports world

In a startling 44% increase from the previous year, an estimated $23 billion will be spent on sports betting on Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Just a generation ago, gambling was regarded as an intolerable pollutant on the integrity of sports that could never be permitted […]

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft buys $7 million pro-Israel Super Bowl ad during Gaza genocide

Super Bowl LVII in 2023 was the most-watched US telecast in history, and with well over 100 million people expected to tune in on Feb. 11, Super Bowl Sunday will provide one of the biggest platforms on Earth for pro-Israel groups to attempt to justify Israel’s ongoing genocidal war on Gaza. The Foundation to Combat […]

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Former pro athlete explains his support for ceasefire in Gaza

The world of professional sports is particularly guilty of silence and complicity in the face of Israel’s genocide in Gaza. One man, former NBA player Tariq Abdul-Wahad, has distinguished himself as a rare voice speaking out in support of a ceasefire and the rights of Palestinian people. Tariq Abdul-Wahad joins Dave Zirin to discuss his […]

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The unheralded athletes of color who changed America

While certain iconic athletes of color have become immortalized in history, many of the earliest trailblazers who fought rampant discrimination to compete and triumph in sports have yet to receive their dues. Sports historian Arif Khatib joins Edge of Sports to discuss his new book, Remember Their Sacrifice: Stories of Unheralded Athletes of Color. Studio Production: David Hebden […]

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Even soccer is a target in Israel’s war on Palestine

As in most of the world, soccer, or football, is an immensely popular sport among Palestinians. From Gaza to the West Bank to the diaspora, the Beautiful Game plays a crucial role in the social life of Palestinian people. So of course, soccer is not immune from Israel’s war against Palestinian existence. While some fans […]

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How Black soccer players turned a global sport into a site of political struggle

Black athletes have not only changed how the game of soccer is played; around the world, they’ve also harnessed their positions to fight for justice and political change through the sport of soccer itself. In the latest “Ask a Sports Scholar” segment, Edge of Sports host Dave Zirin speaks with Dr. Jermaine Scott about his […]

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Why I’m challenging Chuck Schumer to a debate on Israel

In a recent article for The Nation, Dave Zirin, host of Edge of Sports, described a recent national march in support of Israel held in DC as a hate rally. This incurred the wrath of Senator Chuck Schumer, who has accused our very own Dave of anti-Semitism. Dave Zirin responds in this special edition of “Choice Words.” Studio […]

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Arab and Muslim athletes lead sports world in Palestine solidarity

The silence of the pro sports world in the face of Israel’s genocide in Gaza continues to disappoint. US sports organizations are among the worst offenders—with many leagues implementing flag bans and suffocating dissent under a culture of silence. Beyond US borders, it’s Muslim and Arab athletes who are setting the standard for solidarity. Take […]