Ok folks, since this is likely to become an issue we should address it right away: Yes, there are attractive young ladies on our Softball and Gymanstics teams, and as we continue to cover them here at RBR I'm sure some of you will feel the need to comment on that fact. Don't. It might seem hypocritical of us (and especially me) to say so given the annual RBR Sweetheart selection and general free wheeling commentary, but we've had this discussion already and our stance is still the same, namely that these young ladies are in the public eye for their skill as athletes, not their looks, and that's how we would like to cover their efforts...as athletes. Should they decide to cash in on those looks after their collegiate careers are over, then game on.
But for now let's remember that these are college girls representing the athletic interests of the University of Alabama, not actresses/models/whatever that have willingly traded away a portion of their privacy and the sure knowledge that a bunch of creeps like us will be ogling their pictures on the internet for the perks of celebrity.