I don’t remember how I stumbled upon ESPN’s site devoted to its female fans, but I’m sure happy I found it! ESPN W is a mix of Women Talk Sports, ESPN, and a fitness magazine…a happy combination for female lovers of sport. Check out my review of the website and then hop on over there and check it out for yourself!
The site is broken down into three main sections, each with its own particular flavor:
News & Opinion: Unlike a lot of sites devoted to the female sports fan, ESPN W actually talks about men’s sports…which I like. I enjoy all sports, not just female athletics. This is where you can find articles about what’s happening in the world of sports, whether it be the NBA playoffs or the Triple Crown races. While all of the columnists are women, they vary in their slant. Some may give straight forward analysis, while others may focus on a little talked about aspect of mainstream athletics…like how NFL moms handle draft day.
Features & Profiles: This section is more devoted to the female professional. Sometimes it’s a roller derby team, other times it’ll be a high ranking female executive for a professional team, and still other times they focus on the mainstays of professional women’s athletics: track & field and gymnastics.
Training: This is personally my favorite section of the website. It’s broken down into three sections: nutrition, workouts, and athletic events around the country that we can be a part of. I’m pretty sure Nike and Gatorade are sponsors of the site, which I think are good things because there’s lots of research behind what they do. Have you ever been to the Gatorade Sports Science Institute’s website? It’s literally packed with info and they bring a lot of it over to ESPN W!
So go check it out and see what you think…I’m sure you’ll like it!
I’m on the computer too much, I’ll admit to that…there’s so much information out there and I want to soak it all in. I enjoy reading about coaching and seeing what other folks are doing. Over the next few days, I’ll highlight four websites that you may not have heard about, but deserve way more love! Coach & Athletic Director, Women Talk Sports, ESPN W, and Alliance of Women Coaches.