I ask you to indulge me as I write a short piece in celebration of my approach on my 50,000th read on Bleacher Report.
It's really no big deal; over 700 B/R writers have already hit this milestone.
Here I offer advice to those who care to follow it. I just want to pass on to B/R writers one of the most foolproof ways to reel in the big read numbers.
That is: piss off people.
Last college football season, I was awarded three silver hot read medals while covering West Virginia. I did this by not making any friends at all.
In one article, I compared the Auburn football team to the Mountaineers' previous week's opponent: the powerhouse East Carolina. Thousands of proud war eagle worshippers told me in no uncertain terms that I had violated sacred ground: I compared an SEC team to one from Conference USA.
Bleacher Report also awarded me a silver hot comment medal for that article. I can attest to the fact that Auburn fans love their Tigers. Had I lived any closer to Alabama, my house would have been TPed repeatedly.
Nice that Auburn extracted real revenge by winning the game. The game: the ...
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