Throughout the 2013 season, fans have flocked to Yahoo Sports Contributor Network to read the commentary of i70baseball’s founder Bill Ivie.
Over 700,000 people read the 60 articles Ivie contributed to the latest venture by Yahoo Sports. Ivie contributed articles about the St. Louis Cardinals and WWE Wrestling during his time providing his unique commentary to the internet giant. His content was often met with the ire of readers leaving comments, leading some to believe that he was not a fan of the team and must be another New York based sportswriter that did not follow the team closely.
The decision was made by Yahoo on September 17th to remove Ivie from his assigned beats.
Today, Bill Ivie’s first article has arrived on his new home, Bleacher Report. His first article, which takes a look at the Dodgers being the team the Cardinals should fear the most in the 2013 playoffs, can be read over at that site currently.
Fewer than 15 percent of applicants are accepted to write for Bleacher Report and Ivie shows a great amount of enthusiasm to be joining that roster.
“The biggest question was where to go next after Yahoo. I sent many feelers out and talked with many respected people in the industry and Bleacher Report seemed like the most logical fit. I’m excited for what the future holds there and I hope that fans will find my content to be of the same level they have always come to expect.” — Bill Ivie
Ivie will contribute to various areas of sports news for Bleacher Report, including his continual coverage of his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Expect to see commentary on WWE as well as many other subjects from him in the very near future.
About Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report (B/R), a division of Turner Sports, is a leading publisher of original and entertaining sports content and one of the fastest growing sports media Web sites in the U.S. Since launching in 2008, B/R’s Web site has grown to an audience of more than 10 million monthly unique visitors. The company’s distinguished editorial team leads more than 2,000 contributors, and directs Bleacher Report’s unique data-driven approach to creating and programming content. The result is first-rate sports commentary that gives B/R’s audience the stories they want to read in real-time around the teams and topics they are most passionate about.