To make it to the "top" of this site's top/featured writers one would need to contribute seemingly 100 hours a week and, at the minimum 4 "stories" a week to even be considered as a "top" writer.
Quite frankly that's far too much effort for anyone, who has a full time regular job, kids and/or life to put in.
Cuz I don't have the time or patience work my way into a "top/respected," "writers" position.
Sad really. This sites promotes itself as being "fan driven." But in reality all the "top writers" are those individuals who are already being paid to write sports journalism--and yeah I'm sticking a finger in your eye Lisa Horne.