This happened over a month ago, but I think it’s important enough to be worth a post. In early June, the US Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a
Also, let’s give a hand for CDM Fantasy Sports, who are best known for running those “salary cap” games you find in the pages of Sporting News and in lots of fantasy magazines. I never got into those games, but I know people who swear by them. It was CDM who decided to fight the good fight for the little guy while the “powers” of the industry – CBS, ESPN, Yahoo, etc – decided just to roll over and take being extorted. Shame on you.
On a practical note, this should have big implications for the fantasy sports industry. It allows anybody with the right skills and servers to start their own fantasy games, which can only be good news for fantasy players. It’s hard to imagine any company overthrowing Sportsline or Yahoo as leaders in the industry, but at one point it was hard to imagine that anybody would ever use a web browser other than Internet Explorer. Currently 40% of Fake Teams readers use something other than IE, so there you go. It will be interesting to see what kind of fantasy games will sprout up over the next few years.Good news for the industry and good news for fantasy players everywhere.