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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.

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]
WNBA: Mediocrity or parity?
ESPN ponders the exact question that I have seen on twitter for the last two weeks: is there parity or mediocrity in the WNBA? Because only three teams have winning records: Phoenix, Minnesota and Atlanta. Power rankings for the week:1. Phoenix2. Minnesot...[Read on]
Mercury wins 15th straight; Sparks finally notch one
Today's results:The Sparks downed the Storm, 77-69. It was the first win for Los Angeles general manager and coach Penny Toler, and the fifth consecutive loss for Seattle.The Fever rallied to beat the Stars, 75-68.The Mercury routed the Liberty, 78-63. It...[Read on]
Liberty edge Sparks 66-64
My game story.More pictures:Sparks bench, with Candace Parker on the left and new coaching staff on the right.Sparks confer during a pause in the game.Liberty meet at a time out.Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer doesn't like a call.Gary Kloppenburg coaches from...[Read on]
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]