alt.fan.furry.bleachers is a furry Usenet discussion group. The newsgroup was created by Peter da Silva on February 8, 1997 as a respite from the flames of alt.fan.furry. The original conceit was that the posters to the newsgroup were spectators to the vicious "game" of alt.fan.furry taking place on the field before them. They offered humorous commentary while at the same time discussed topics generally related to furry fandom that were getting drowned out by the arguments in alt.fan.furry.
The Bleachers were intended to be a flame-free discussion area; Any attempts to bring issues or debates over from alt.fan.furry were quickly shouted down. Although the newsgroup was quite active during the first four years of its existence, by the end of 2001 traffic dropped off precipitously. Currently the newgroup sees a few posts per month, at most.