Daily Archives: March 20, 2011

Not Just a Game Review

“It’s Sportscenter on Social Justice Steroids”

By Daniel Lajoie

Whether it be militarism, racism, sexism, commercialism or homophobia, nothing was out of bounds when prominent sports journalist Dave Zirin visited the University of Massachusetts campus on Tuesday to show a private screening of his documentary “Not Just a Game.”

In front of a crowd of 50, Zirin was fittingly introduced by UMass communications professor Sut Jhally, who proclaimed Zirin was the “only critical sports journalist in the country.” Jhally is the founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation, the company who produced “Not Just a Game.” The documentary was written by Dave Zirin and was directed by Jeremy Earp.

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