For three years I have left and came back to Bleacher Report more times than Brett Favre, but what could I say? It was exposure and I needed to get my name out there. But over the last several days there have been a couple of blog posts from different outlets ripping into BR with a burning passion. It was then that I realized that even though there are potentially thousands of readers out there, attaching my name to a site like Bleacher Report could do more harm than good. Let’s face it; one needs no talent to write on that site. Any clown can just go right ahead and register, and start cranking out articles and think they are a journalist. Granted, anyone can have their own blog like this one, but when you surround yourself with idiots, therein lies the difference.
I gave it lots of thought, but then this gem of sports writing regarding the Rangers sealed the deal. In this brilliant piece of asinine crap, the author writes perhaps what is the dumbest “thing” I have ever seen in quite some time. I cannot even put into words how awful this is, and this is just a microcosm of the site as a whole. I wanted to read the entire piece, honestly, but I had to stop after he suggested that Artem Anisimov may be a 90-100 point player. Good riddance!
Don’t get me wrong, I met a lot of great people over the last three years there and I do not entirely regret signing up. BR is great for finding your knack and getting into your rhythm, but after that, it’s time to go. The three years I spent there are probably two years too many, and with my last post there coming a week ago, I decided it is time to stop cross-posting there and run for dear life.
I also want to thank my readers here, as we are now averaging more than 200 hits per day and there is no need for any more exposure. The traffic will come in on its own. Many may think this is unprofessional, but I find it highly appropriate and a lot more dignified than what they deserve. The people that run the place have made no effort to give the site credibility, despite its “deals” with CBS and FOX. The writers can’t write, the editors can’t edit, and the readers buy into the garbage.