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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.

The road (and days) to the WNBA conference finals
Western Conference finals:The Lynx-Mercury series offers intriguing match ups.Game one Friday in Phoenix will be a "white out."Lynx:The hard road to a Lynx dynasty.Rookie Damiris Dantas could miss all of the West finals games due to family matters.Today's...[Read on]
Two tickets punched to the WNBA conference finals
The Fever beat the Mystics in overtime, 81-76, to win the series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.Tamika Catchings again lead Indiana, with 26 points and 11 rebounds. But this time her point contributions put her past Lisa Leslie as the WNBA's...[Read on]
A little bird told me about the MVP
A source says Maya Moore will win the MVP Award tomorrow.I can't even try to act surprised. ...[Read on]
2014 WNBA Playoff schedule is set
Today's results:The Mercury downed the Storm, 78-65, to set a WNBA record for most wins in a season.The Stars beat the Sky, 84-72. This gave San Antonio the third seed, as they win the tie-breaker with Los Angeles.The Liberty upended the Fever, 73-61.The ...[Read on]
Ogwumikes claim July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award
Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike have earned the WNBA Community Assist Award by State Farm for July for their work with UNICEF, to benefit Nigeria.Other news:Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner are engaged. The proposal was documented on instagram. ...[Read on]
Why WNBA stars struggle to build a brand
This piece is right on:Not to mention, the WNBA's image is not one that's easily embraced, noted WNBA stylist Rachel Johnson. The sport is seen as aggressive and masculine, which makes the players themselves less desirable when it comes to attracting imag...[Read on]
Kristi Toliver's struggle reflects that of many
Fascinating piece in the Washington Post today chronicling Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver's fight to play basketball both for Slovakia and the WNBA. So many aspects of the problem are examined in this story:Navigating the summer of 2014, as she t...[Read on]
Oh, snap - and a few WNBA milestones
Tonight's results:Were you like me and watched three (but mostly the Big Showdown) games at once, and then stuck around to watch the Storm honor coach Lin Dunn and then play the Fever?I thought so.The Mercury's 16-game winning streak came to a screeching ...[Read on]
Happy Birthday: Hoopism blog is 6!!
Today marks the sixth anniversary of Hoopism. I started it on this date in 2008 with the intention of shining light on women's basketball, from the high school level to the pros. As of today, I've had almost one million page views.The fun I've had bloggin...[Read on]
Lin Dunn plans to continue work in basketball after retirement from coaching
Had a chance to sit down with coaching great Lin Dunn last night, who talked about the future, the past and the present.Wrote a song about it - like to read it? Here it goes.Following that, the Sparks edged the Fever, 77-73. Four players from each side we...[Read on]