The One Bad Side of the Best Site in the World

Mike KentSenior Writer IJune 24, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28:  A young fan looks on at the end of the game during the last regular season baseball game ever played in Shea Stadium featuring the New York Mets and the Florida Marlins on September 28, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Florida Marlins defeated the New York Mets 4-2. The Mets plan to start next season at their new stadium Citi Field after playing in Shea for over 44 years.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bleacher Report is great; there are so many things on this site. It is one of the best sites in the world.

If only all sports fans knew about this site, there would be so many more soccer fans, and Rugby would be a big hit on this site.

But just like all great things there is always at least one down-side—not all great articles on this site get reads. That is something that makes me a bit sad and makes this site miss its potential by a bit.

I am not saying that all the great articles do not get any reads—just look at the article that won the Article Of The Day today written by Higg's Boson. He did a great job on his article and deserves the title.

And writers that do get reads, comments and Pick of the Days like the great Bob Warja and Andrew Nuschler. They write great articles and deserve all the reads they get—they are two of the top ten writers on Bleacher Report.

But there are lots of writers on this site that write great articles that just don't get any respect.

For example, there is a great writer, How Bout Them Mets, on this site. He has written great stuff, but in his last two articles has not gotten more than 50 reads and one comment. And the great Michael Ganci who has had the same thing happen to him.

And the great Wendy Adair that has not had much luck in the last few months. But has still been writing great articles all the time. She has not stopped putting out great work.

That is why lots of these Guilty Pleasures get over 2,000 reads and lots of comments. I am not saying that these articles are bad or need to stop (that is for another day). I am just saying that it is sad that the underrated articles don't get that attention from the BR fans.

And I bet there are many more writers like these three that just keep on putting out great work that just goes to waste. I just said a few from the baseball community; I bet there are many more in the football and soccer parts of BR.

I am not saying that I know how to fix this. But if there is a way, we should really find it.

Again, I am not saying that Bleacher Report is a bad site. Like I said in the start of this article, BR is a great site that is one of the best in the world. But if we can start giving all these great articles more reads and more love, then we will be very happy.

Let's not forget that the real losers are the ones that don't get to read these articles, and that is us.