When Bleacher Report Gets X-Rated

Cameon ShiflettSenior Analyst IOctober 14, 2009

When I joined Bleacher Report over a year ago, things were a lot different.

Lisa Horne was still writing, the Senior Writers were helping the young ones and weren't on a pedestal so high they needed a rope and harness to climb down. I wasn't banned by my school from clicking on links to stories that were on this site.

But alas, this has all changed.

This site, once known for its amazing sports articles and news that it puts out, now has a "Guilty Pleasures" section. Maybe it's always been there and I never noticed it. Maybe I just ignored it.

But there is no ignoring it now.

Why? Because it's everywhere.

I never in a million years thought I would log onto B/R and see pictures of women everywhere.

And not just women, but women that are barely dressed.

Sure there is some relevance to sports, but articles like "15 Hottest Fan Bases in the SEC," or "The Hottness Of Summer We Won't Forget"  are a stretch.

I'm sure it started out like anything "harmless," with a slideshow here and a slideshow there, but it has spiraled out of control.

Maybe it's because I'm a woman and the thought of looking at women barely dressed just doesn't appeal to me. Maybe it's because I'm a woman that I am a little offended.

I thought that anyway, until I realized that a lot of the men on this site are older and have young daughters. A lot of the men on this site are offended by these pictures as well but they just don't say anything.

So, to make my rant short: Can we please go back to publishing articles that have some quality and decency and that are actually about sports?

I'm tired of looking at girls that are my age or a little older barely dressed and imagining men my dad's age gawking at them.

This could be your daughter a few years down the road. 

These are other people's daughters.

So can we please get back to reporting about Alabama and the SEC Championship and stop with the hottest fan bases and hot summer moments?

Thank you,

Someone's teenage daughter