Sue Favor (sassesue)



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:

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

US, Belarus, Turkey, Australia win on World Cup's second day
The US stepped it up in the fourth quarter to push past Serbia, 94-74.Belarus stunned Cuba, 70-69.Turkey won again, this time beating Canada, 55-44. But the Canadian youngsters are learning.Australia routed Korea, 87-54. "Simple old school ball" is keepin...[Read on]
US, Turkey, Canada and Australia among the winners on FIBA's first day
World Championship opening round today in Turkey:The USA used a strong second half to crush China, 87-56. Brittney Griner lead the way for the Americans with 15 points, including a dunk.Turkey upset France, 50-48.Canada downed Mozambique, 69-54.Australia ...[Read on]
Trouble in paradise? France beats USA basketball team, 76-72
France handed the USA a rare international loss today, downing them 76-72 in an exhibition game. The French came from 18 points behind to edge the Americans.Sandrine Gruda lead the French team with 26 points and 15 rebounds. She averaged 3.8 points and 3 ...[Read on]
Team USA rolls on, beats China in basketball
The National Team downed China today, 95-75. Nneka Ogwumike lead the Americans with 16 points.College news:A Delaware State player's mother has accused coach Tamika Louis of verbal abuse.Binghamton is experiencing a roster shake up.Class of 2015 #18 prosp...[Read on]
USA Basketball beat Canada in exhibition, 76-51
The U.S. Women's National Team overcame a slow start to down Canada, 76-51, in an exhibition tonight. Nneka Ogwumike paved the way with 10 points.Canada turned in a strong performance.The four players who were cut prior to tonight's game were Briann Janua...[Read on]
USA roster trimmed to 13
Tickets to the France International Tournament Sept. 19-21 have been punched:Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (New York Liberty), Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock), Stefanie Dolson (Washington Mystics), Jantel Lavender ...[Read on]
Writer says WNBA still looking for an identity
Interesting collection of thoughts in this piece:Recently, Griner proposed to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock, and potentially could become the first same-sex married couple in professional sports. The league seems unsure how to approa...[Read on]
Mercury crush Sky, lead Finals series 2-0
The Mercury crushed the Sky, 97-68, in game two of the WNBA Finals.Elena Delle Donne's back pain was in control, allowing her to make an offensive contribution for Chicago. But it wasn't enough.Photos.USA Women's National Team:The team visited a Naval aca...[Read on]
Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker opt out of FIBA Worlds
Via Tamika Catchings, herself:GM! I have fought long and hard on the decision to participate in the World Championships this year. Due to the injuries and recommendations of "letting my body heal" to fully recover, I am stepping back from this year's comp...[Read on]
The moment caught Fever coach Lin Dunn by surprise
Maybe you've been ill-prepared when you thought you were prepared, too:Dunn thought she had prepared herself for the moment, but when the players and coaches came together one last time for 2014 following the Fever's 75-62 home loss to the Chicago Sky in ...[Read on]