Bleacher Report's Secret Society of Women

BabyTateSenior Writer IJanuary 18, 2009

Some of my favorite writers in B/R are females. I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for Lisa Horne, who led me away from blogging at Fox Sports last Spring. She has my utmost respect as a college football fan and writer.

A complete list would be impossible, because so many great ones write for the Bleacher Report. Generally, everyone that reads my articles knows I believe Sara should also be a lecturer, since she always inspires me to try and do better.

Similarly, Lisa should be on television analyzing games, J.A. should be everyone's neighbor, Molly is a must read, Emily is terrific in so many areas, and when Lauren is not so busy with school, she is a sensational writer.

Recently, I've become a reader of Jennifer's high-heel humor. Always appreciate someone with a sense of timing.

That's just scratching the surface. Alabama has its own Sorority!

There is an ever-growing number of female writers. Don't think I haven't noticed. An astonishing amount of detail and equally outstanding reporting.

This was never more evident than during the termination and selection process regarding college football coaches. Females saw something there the male writers did not. I know, I read all of the articles. 

Until very recently, I thought that was all there was to it. I was browsing through some college football articles when, lo and behold, there was a comment to the writer concerning joining B/R's Foxes In The Hen House community. What in Sam Hill is that? It sounded vaguely familiar.

Yes, I went there. The most entertaining thought was debating to write an answer to Lisa's "Women In The Locker Room" with "What if I Read Foxes In The Hen House?"

The members of the community are exceptional, and the number of comments they receive on these particular articles is incredible. A diverse group of ideas, subjects, sports, and viewpoints.

I recognize it doesn't compare to the traditionally intellectual conversations such as "my team is better than your team because I said so" and "I hate you and your team" but, this is an almost unspoiled paradise of logic, discussion, and analysis.

They may tell me I'm not welcome and don't ever come back. But I intend to sneak a peek, every once in a while, anyway. Let me encourage others to take a look at this pleasurable testimony to dedication, interest, and hard work.

Even if they don't want me to know about it!