Mookie4ever wrote:The NFL is the most successful professional sports league (by a long shot) because of its great commissioners and the influence of sports betting.
I'm sure when you say this you mean the the USA, right?
Otherwise we're talking about football (soccer) being the most successfull...and this is really by a longshot.
Mookie4ever wrote:It would also hurt the fanstasy sports enthusiasts. Would you play ff if you didn't know who would be starting? What kind of a game would it be if you did not know on Sunday at 12 noon whether Vick would be starting or not? What if you didn't know whether LT had broken his leg or just suffered a bone bruise.
No offense, but this isn't necessarily a good argument. Beside the fact that coaches could care less if their non-disclosure hurt fantasy sports or betting habits, most injuries are still required to have a tag of "severity". I highly doubt you've questioned in prior years starting a player that has an injury and is considered "probable". On a side note, I also doubt you've started someone listed as "doubtful".
Does this really change anything anyway? Where's the checks to make sure that a lower left leg injury isn't an upper leg injury, or whatever. The coaches will learn to beat the system through grey areas, so I don't understand the motive. All motives through the commissioner should make the game more interesting for viewers (specifically the fans that pay to watch the game live) or make the league more competitive.
I don't see either in this situation.