It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized just how many sports writers, bloggers and news consumers really just can’t stand Bleacher Report, and the effect that they’ve had on the online sports media landscape.
Publishing this piece (which included a B/R internal mass email) on Monday afternoon led to the creation of an extremely hilarious Twitter hashtag #BRShakespeare, started by Spencer Hall of Every Day Should Be Saturday.
And then of course, lots of rascally online tomfoolery ensued; as many writers from the across the sports blogosphere synergized the greatest poet in history with the type of material often produced by the giant sports themed content farm.
Believe me there were so many great tweets, to list all the hilarious Shakespearean B/R allusions would turn this into a 3,000 word posts. Here are a few of them:
And of course, I wrote about a dozen or so myself.
Here are a few:
“There is nothing good or bad, but search engine manipulation makes it so” #BRShakespeare
“10 hottest WAGs of the Tudor Dynasty (SLIDESHOW)” #BRShakespeare
“The CTR’s the thing” #BRShakespeare
“10 best nipple slipsby Jacobite women” (SLIDESHOW)