So I wanted to take a minute to give another opinion on the redesign and partnership with SB Nation, one that gives some positive feedback. The old site served its purpose well and I think they made the right decision in partnering with SB Nation. The original Outsports came to existence because there was a need for gay sports fan to be able to come together and talk sports. Yes, the most popular sections were the entertainment, the pictures and the areas that were none sports related. Even the occasional rumored athlete would always be a hot topic. But the reason why I believe Cyd and Jim created the site is disappearing at an alarming rate.
We no longer have to guess who will be the first gay athlete in sports, we seem to be getting weekly announcements from athletes. And true most of these athletes are either in minor sports or athletes at the end of their careers it still seems to be happening more and more frequently. I wouldn't be surprised if by the end of the year we have a current athlete in one of the four major sports come out to the public and then it will truly be no big thing in the next few years.
Well for Outsports of old, what happens then? Yeah they can continue to be the place to go for the hottest athlete pics or entertainment pictures, but maybe I am wrong but they want more then that. I can tell with their articles that they take this site seriously and have some great interviews and articles about sports. I believe this site will always be a place that talks about gays and lesbians in sports but it could be come so much more.
Give them some time to fix the hiccups with the new site and for you all to get used to the changes, and they will continue to give us some great content. Fan Shots are all about the readers, so if you do not like it, it is because you all are not contributing enough. Step it up!