Your September Sports Round Up

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What a long strange month it has been - and September isn't even half way over yet! The NFL kicked off their season in style on Thursday night with the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Tennessee Titans 13 - 10 in overtime.

The NCAA kicked off their season last week too. I'm not sure how I missed this game but I have heard (and read) that the Miami - Florida State game was one of the most exciting games people have ever seen. The Miami Hurricanes upset the 18th ranked Seminoles in a contest that even losing FSU coach, Bobby Bowden, admitted was one of the best games he ever watched.

Speaking of college football, Bud Light has come under attack for their team colored fan cans. The adversaries of this marketing campaign say that this will encourage underage college student to drink more beer. Laurie doesn't agree.

In tennis, American teen Melanie Oudin upset fourth ranked Elena Dementieva in the second round of the U.S. Open.

The Pro Basketball Hall of Fame inducted Michael Jordan, John Stockton, David Robinson, Jerry Sloan and Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer.

Women's golf legend Annika Sorenstam gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on the first of the month.

This is interesting: A study done in 2008:

suggests that schools that use sexist nomenclature to distinguish their
women's teams are also likely to offer disproportionately fewer
athletic opportunities to women.

- Title IX Blog

A different study in Canada has concluded that women don't like professional sports. This comes as a complete shock to me as I sit here typing this and watching SportsCenter. However, I suppose it explains why the mainstream media still insists on using sex to sell professional sports and even sports reporting. If you want to be really upset, read this post about how women's football finally appeared on the sports pages of Chicago newspapers.

Muslim Women in Sports ask this question about being an athlete during Ramadan: To fast or not to fast?

Megan from ...Because I Played Sports and Women Talk Sports looks into how to increase the attendance at women's basketball games.

Pat Griffin talked about the perils of being a strong woman athlete.

Don't forget that the WNBA playoffs start this week.

Did A-Rod and Kate Hudson get engaged? (No, seriously, I want to know. I can find neither confirmation nor denial of this rumor.)

But if it is still football you are after (and if you are like me, it is always football you are after):

Women's Football: Does it matter if you call it powder puff or flag football. What is in a name? The IWFFA looks into exactly that.

Allison at EveryJoe.com wrote a week two preview for college football.

Chicks in the Huddle previews week one for the NFL.

If you are looking for my personal NFL predictions for the year, you can see them over on Draft Day Suit. If you want a quick recap I am prognosticating that San Diego will beat New Orleans in the Super Bowl.

Contributing Editor Sarah also blogs at Sarah and the Goon Squad and MamaPop.

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