Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Dave Zirin

It explores the shady side of the NCAA; the explosive 2011 MLB All-Star Game; and why the Dodgers crashed and burned. It covers the fascinating struggles of gay and lesbian athletes to gain acceptance, female athletes to be more than sex symbols, and athletes everywhere to assert their collective bargaining rights as union members. Dave Zirin also illustrates the ways that athletes are once again using their exalted platforms to speak out and reclaim sports from the corporate interests that have taken it hostage. In Game Over, he cheers the victories―but also reflects on how far we have yet to go.
“A book that no thinking sports fan can afford to miss.” ―Jonathan Mahler, author of Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning