Bleacher Report: Hate It Or Love It—It Is What It Is.

David ArreolaSenior Analyst IApril 1, 2009

Bleacher Report, it is what it is.

Recently I have been privileged enough to read a couple of quality articles written on B/R itself and how its members interact with each other.

You can read those pieces by M and Cameon in their archives.

Anyway, the comments left on these articles spiked my interest and raised my eyebrow a few times. Almost as much as the articles themselves!

I have not seen this much “controversy” in B/R since I first joined nine months ago. When an article titled something like: “If we are to become official, we must change our ways” was written.

If you are the owner of this article, I want to shake your hand.

I searched for a long time to find this particular article, but it seems over nine months it has been lost in the B/R archives and has been smothered by the immense number of articles being churned out lately.

Anyway, I now come to my point.

I have read so many articles on B/R and its ways, “trolling”, disrespecting, writing bias articles, “whoring” articles.

I have read even more comments that have ripped down the fence separating reason from rational unbiased thoughts.

The fact is, B/R is what it is and we should not take all that so seriously because this site needs it to thrive.

B/R is all the good things and all the bad things you can find in a blog.

And ther is nothing wrong with that.

I have no problem with the growing number of “trolls” who degrade fantastic works of art, or their opposites who do nothing but dole out constructive criticism and praise.

I don’t care if somebody leaves an article on my wall, odds are he will get the comment he wants from me.

B/R houses some of the best amateur writers in the world.

Yes, the world.

B/R has talent coming from all corners of the world. In my opinion, there is no better place in the world to attain sports information and analysis.

Of course, it is also one of the best places to find disrespect and over-blown egos. That little writer ranking system just adds fuel to the fire. If I had a dollar for every time I read a comment that proclaimed an article “a piece of crap”, I could bail out AIG.

I’d have even more money for every time a writer wrote nonsense just to get those types of comments so they can move up in the aforementioned writer rankings.

The fact is B/R is the way it is. That is not going to change, because that is what makes this site so unique.

As frustrated I can get with B/R, I cannot blame the site nor the people on it for its apparent faults.

Those biased articles drive me to write even BETTER unbiased ones.

Those “trolls” drive me to be the bigger man and end altercations.

I embrace both the “angels and demons” of B/R and I suggest you all do the same. If we can learn to appreciate every aspect of B/R, we will not need such irrelevant arguments.

For one could not exist without the other.

That is Bleacher Report, and that is the way it will always be. Perfect.

I look forward to reading the reactions of B/R. Both the good and the bad.