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.