Tue, 11 February 2014
Dave Zirin explains why sports and politics have a hit a tipping point, why the Sochi Olympics is essential for understanding sports in today's world, why the Sochi Olympics are particularly bad, the foundational problem with the Sochi games, the Circassian genocide, what will happen to the LGBT community after the games? The corruption of the IOC, why companies love to "sin wash" during the Olympics, the relationship between sports and propaganda,why we need to understand athletes as workers, what has been shocking about the response to Michael Sam and are college athletes about to get unions?
On the Fun Half: Volkswagen wants its Tennessee workers to have a union but state Republicans fight to keep the south's poor labor standards, homophobic reactions to Michael Sam from NFL players, WSJ Editor says women who drink and get raped share share responsibility, and your calls and IMs.
And keep the conversation going on our morning thread