Bleacher Report is where the sports bar meets the press box, the place where fan-journalists create and critique high-quality sports analysis.
Technology has leveled the sports media playing field, and now more than ever before, sports fans around the world have the ability and inclination to be sports pundits. It's Bleacher Report's mission to give them the skills and tools to do just that.
You won't find "unbiased" coverage at Bleacher Report—and that's the point. Every contribution bears the stamp of its writer's personal convictions.
Bleacher Report is all about community. No one goes it alone. Each submission is edited and rated by the Bleacher Report user-base, allowing individual writers to hone their skills and ensuring that the best analysis gets featured on the site.
Every Bleacher Report article is also a catalyst for discussion and debate. No opinion gets a free pass—and the exchange is as lively as it is free-ranging. At Bleacher Report, you can say whatever you want. The only catch is that you have to be able to back it up.
While Bleacher Report emphasizes inclusiveness, we know that quality matters. That's why our reputation system, Writer Rankings, aims to distinguish the best of the best, by recognizing Top Writers who...
1. Contribute great analysis by writing and publishing their own articles;
2. Improve the network by editing and rating the articles of their peers;
3. Build fanbases by engaging with and responding to the community.
Those who do make it to the higher levels of the Top Writer Rankings are rewarded with more visibility on the network, and greater odds of their work reaching the Front Page.
The net result is a vibrant sports media outlet suffused with a spirit of competitive camaraderie, where expert fans collaborate to produce passionate, polished sportswriting.
We call it the Open Source Sports Network.
Dave Nemetz (Co-Founder):
Dave is a lifelong sports fan, burrito connoisseur, and founder of Bleacher Report. Growing up in Northern California, Dave became an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors, and San Jose Sharks. He played high school football for the division champion Menlo Knights but retired after 2 concussions as a 160 lb defensive end.
Dave matriculated at the University of Southern California around the same time Pete Carroll started coaching, and soon thereafter the Trojans won multiple National Championships. However, Carroll and the Trojans haven't won any championships since Dave graduated. Coincidence?
Dave's many brushes with greatness include taking an improv acting class with Mike Williams, Frostee Rucker, and Steve Smith, multiple run-ins with Ted Danson, partying with "Superfreak" Rick James, and an ongoing feud with former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson. He plans to reveal the details of said sordid affair in his upcoming tell-all book "Water-Drinker: The Brady Anderson Story".
Dave started Bleacher Report because he believes that fans are the most qualified group to analyze their teams because of their unmatched passion and immense knowledge. He is thrilled beyond words at how much the site has grown, and loves reading analysis on his favorite teams by all the Bleacher Report writers that cover them.