When I clicked on the link and I saw what it was all about, I quickly became just as enraged.
It’s a Fantasy Baseball app designed for girls which is fine, a starter Fantasy Baseball app could be cool.
Nope, this app is not cool. It’s not cool at all.
The app’s description: “Baseball Boyfriend is a single draftee fantasy sports mini game designed for girls. Pick your boyfriend for the season, dump him if he can’t perform and pick up a new BBBF. Boyfriends earn you points daily. Girl with the most points at the end wins.”
So you pick your studs, you dump your duds, and you can view your dating history! I am assuming that would be your transaction history.
The actual website is worse than the site describing the app. Their version: “Baseball Boyfriend is a single draftee, fantasy baseball, mini game. You collect points based on your boyfriend’s stats for the day. Each day, you can pick a new hottie or hang onto your hunk. The one with the most points at the end of the season wins.”Notice the “subtle” difference?
What’s worse? This app was first brought to people’s attention on CBSsports.com. My question to CBS Sports is, how can you even get behind something as degrading as this?
Female sports fans are already having a pretty tough week.
First, we had the Huffington Post article this weekend, written by the woman who wasn’t going to let her husband to watch the Super Bowl because it was their first wedding anniversary.
This afternoon a video surfaced of a drunk girl at the New York Giants parade exclaiming that the player she was most excited to see was Mark Sanchez, who as we all know, plays for the New York Jets.
And now, we have this insulting app which appears on CBS Sports’s website. It’s only Tuesday! I’m a little afraid of what’s to come the rest of this week.
What’s next? Hockey Hottie? Basketball Boyfriend? Football Fellow?
So to the people behind Baseball Boyfriend thank you so much for allowing us girls to participate in Fantasy Sports and to do it in such an insulting and degrading manner! How did we ever do it before this app came along to help us?
And to CBSSports.com, in the future, you should be a little more thoughtful and smart about what you choose to promote on your website.