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Sep 17 /

Bleacher Report Hooks Up with Facebook Connect

Hello again Bleacher Creatures – Brian here – just wanted to let you all know about the feature we’ve been hacking away at the last few weeks — Facebook Connect. Chances are, you’re one of the 300 million users of Facebook who can take advantage of these new features:

  • Log in to Bleacher Report with your Facebook account — one less email and password combo to remember.
  • Easily share the great articles, polls, and comments that you find on B/R with your friends on Facebook.

Here’s how to get started:

Look for one of the bright blue “Connect with Facebook” buttons. They’re generally in the black bar at the top of any page on


If you’re logged in already, you’ll find one next to your name.


Click on one, and you’ll be prompted to log in to Facebook. Next, if you’re not already logged in to BR, you’ll be asked to enter the email address and password you registered with. Pick your sharing settings, submit, and you’re good to go.


If you’re already logged into BR, you’ll be asked to choose your sharing settings, and then you’re good to go.


If you don’t already have a Bleacher Report account, just click on ‘Sign up for Bleacher Report’ or ‘Connect With Facebook’ and follow the directions.

Once you’ve connected, we’ll share your activity so you can talk trash or cheer on your team with your friends on Facebook.


For active BR writers, this is a great way to get more readers to your great work, so make sure you connect your account soon!

That’s all for now! Feel free to reach out to me with feedback or leave a comment here. Thanks.

  • Tim

    Sounds great. Can you guys make sure that we never make it so B/R users can click right to someone’s facebook profile from their B/R profile? I’d like to use this new feature, but I don’t necessarily want to add my friends on B/R as facebook friends.

    I think this is probably the majority feeling; facebook is a bit more personal, and I’d like to connect them but not in a way that allows random readers to easily find me and friend me on facebook. Thanks for hearding/reading me out.

  • bwey

    Hey Tim, thanks for the thought. We don’t have any plans to link directly to your Facebook page – if we do, it’d probably be a choice that you can opt into from your profile page. But that doesn’t exist now.

    To your latter point, I think Facebook agrees with you – they don’t allow “friend” relationships to come back into their system. Meaning, friends of yours on BR (or any other site) won’t become your friends on Facebook. So you’re safe there too.

    Hope that helps.

  • Tony Dominguez

    The problem with the Facebook Connect is that, at least for me, for the last 3 days, it doesn’t work. I can’t believe how bad it is. It just consistently fails to allow me to comment.

    • Seymour Holz

      same here, i have NEVER seen the facebook login work on bleacher report

  • Ryan Alberti

    My apologies for the headaches, Tony. I haven’t received any other reports of problems, so unfortunately I’m not sure exactly what’s causing the difficulty in your case.

    Hopefully the issue resolves itself in the near future, if it hasn’t done so already. In any event, please be sure to report the error by creating a new Topic in the B/R Community Forum Category titled “A Clearinghouse for B/R Site Bugs”:

    I can’t guarantee that our Engineers will be able to troubleshoot, but at least your report will make them aware of the problem. My apologies again for the hassle on your end—and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for smoother sailing going forward.



    Ryan Alberti
    Managing Editor
    Bleacher Report Team

  • Pat M

    Facebook has some quirky issues and getting someone to help you is like trying to get help from a government agency. You have to figure it out by yourself or you will get frustrated with the lack of actual direction. Good luck.