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Sue Favor (sassesue)

http://hoopism.blogspot.com

@hoopism

Los Angeles

About sassesue:

I'm a lifelong athlete and have been a women's basketball fan since 1979, when my father began taking me to college games. I fell in love with the sport and became a rabid fan - particularly of this young coach named Pat Summitt - around the 1984 Olympics. I still follow the Lady Vols like a cult member, and I love the college game. I am a fan of the SEC and Pac-10 in particular. I also like the WNBA. I was a founding fan of the Seattle Storm, but now I am a Sparks season ticket holder, and I appreciate many players throughout the league. Basketball is a year-round commitment for me. I check out club teams in the summer and in the winter, I go to as many high school and college games as possible. I've been a strength and conditioning coach for several high school basketball teams. I've lived in Oregon, Seattle and Los Angeles, and have a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Physical Education. I have been a newspaper reporter and personal trainer. Currently I teach high school in the Los Angeles area, and I blog and write non-fiction and poetry. Email: hoopism@yahoo.com

sassesue's Favorite Sports:

USA Basketball, W College Hoops, WNBA, Tackle Football, Running, Track & Field, Hike/Backpack, Weightlifting, Yoga

sassesue's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

They're Playing Basketball

News, opinions and game reports on girl's and women's basketball of all levels.

Heading into the All-Star game with a bang
Today's results:The Shock edged the Stars, 95-90.The Fever routed the Sky, 82-64.The Mercury crushed the Sun, 101-85.The Mystics squeaked past the Sparks, 79-75.All-Star game:Diana Taurasi is the star of the All-Star show, one publication says.Brittney Gr...[Read on]
Notre Dame-bound Brianna Turner is Gatorade's POY
Brianna Turner of Manvel High School in Manvel, Tex. is the Gatorade girl's basketball player of the year.Turner, whose accomplishments are many, is headed to Notre Dame this fall. ...[Read on]
League still chasing the Mercury
ESPN's power rankings for the week:There have been shifts on the list.....1. Mercury2. Dream3. Lynx4. Fever5. Sparks6. Mystics7. Storm8. Stars9. Liberty10. Connecticut11. Sky12. ShockPlayers of the week:Maya Moore and Angel McCoughtry are the Western and ...[Read on]
For Ogwumikes, rivalry begins with ambition
Awesome story on Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike:“I don’t use the term leader lightly,” said Rice, who was Chiney’s faculty mentor at Stanford. “Whatever career they find themselves in, they will eventually end up on top of that ca...[Read on]
Mercury and Dream still red hot
Today's results:The Sparks pounded the Sun, 90-64. Nneka Ogwumike lead Los Angeles with 24 points, and Chiney lead Connecticut with 18. Very fitting, as a large contingent of the Ogwumike's family made the trip for the sister's first meet up as profession...[Read on]
Coach Lin Dunn has "spent most of her life fighting"
Much respect to retiring Lin Dunn, for being a pioneer in women's basketball.She's baaaaack...aka today's partial results:Tamika Catchings lead the Fever past the Sun, 72-68, with 21 points.The Lynx and Shock will square off later this evening.More WNBA n...[Read on]
A night of no surprises
Today's results:The Mystics beat the Sky, 72-65.The Mercury routed the Storm, 78-58.The Stars downed the Liberty, 80-66. Rookie Kayla McBride lead San Antonio with 30 points.More WNBA news.....Sun:Kelsey Griffin is doing all the right things for the Sun.R...[Read on]
Larry Burnett: a Sparks life well-lived
Not too many can say they've been with a professional sports team for 17 years, but longtime broadcaster Larry Burnett can.He called games, did color commentary and conducted post-game interviews for the Los Angeles Sparks since their first season in 1997...[Read on]
WBB: Do we have a problem, Houston?
...because the Liberty upended the Lynx, 87-80. Tina Charles lead New York with 32 points.The magic number for Diana Taurasi was also 32 points. She lead the Mercury over the Sparks, 94-89. Brittney Griner threw down a one-handed dunk in the fourth quarte...[Read on]
WNBA "cashing out on pride" campaign - well, nine teams are
Apparently, the WNBA's new LGBT Pride campaign this year is a success:At that game two weeks ago between the Chicago Sky and the Tulsa Shock, the Sky Guy, Chicago’s aviation themed mascot, wore a rainbow boa. A couple of players wore rainbow colored...[Read on]