Alabama Football: Three Crimson Tide Writers' Commitment to Excellence

Jonathan McDanalContributor IIIJanuary 26, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 10:   The Coaches' Trophy, awarded to head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game during a press conference on January 10, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Jimmy McMurrey, Sanjay Kirpalani and I have collaborated on two articles that will give our readers an idea of what to expect in the offseason.

Jimmy's article, "What Does Bleacher Report Have in Store for the Offseason?" covers the content that we plan to deliver, and mine covers the quality with which it will be published.

Bleacher Report has its own guidelines for content standards and behavior, of course. We are always held to that standard with each article we write. This commitment is about how we strive to offer you more than simply what is required.

It is not our goal to write for Bleacher Report. It is our goal to be leaders of a website we wholly believe to be the best on the internet. I believe in working for a company that shares your values. (I have worked at many corporations where that was simply not the case, and I am thrilled to be a part of this community.)

For all of us, it starts with 1 Corinthians 10:31. We try our best to hold ourselves to a standard that we feel everyone will appreciate. (If you have further questions about this, please see "Rule no. 1.")

After that, it is all business for us. We have a good idea of what you are looking for in articles, and we strive to give you more than you expect. We want to set the bar so high that you won't be disappointed even on the rare occasions that we miss our mark.

Our goal is not to have areas where we lack knowledge in the future, and we commit ourselves to constantly learning. If there is something we are ignorant about, we will go and learn about it before we publish on the subject.

That is where you, the readers, come into play in a big way. If an article doesn't get reads or doesn't get many comments, we assume there was something generally lacking in the content. We cannot make assumptions about specifics. We accept constructive criticism well, and we look for it. (If you can't handle the critics, this is not the hobby/job for you.)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09:  Fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alabam
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Your reads and comments have already driven us to the top spots in Alabama Football for the month of January. Essentially, if you keep on doing what you have been doing, we will keep doing what we have been doing.

We will strive to bring you better work as the weeks come and go. You can help us give you exactly what you are looking for by simply nudging us in the right direction when we stray. We live and breathe these articles, and it's a blast to bring you information organized in such an easy-to-find format (thanks to Bleacher Report's commitment to user-friendly organization).

Jimmy, Sanjay and I will continue to talk frequently to ensure you don't get a ton of articles on the same subjects at the same time (general subject matter, maybe, but never specific content).

We are looking forward to bringing you articles that will hopefully make Bleacher Report your number-one choice for sports information in the future, if it isn't already.

And last, but not least, thank you to all the readers who have already helped us get to where we stand today. It's been a blast so far, and we will be here for a very long time. We will never give up on improvement; there is always room for it in any endeavor.