I’ve been having a somewhat heated debate with some of my Twitter followers/podcast listeners about sports teams revealing injury information to fans.
Now, it WAS primarily about hockey, but it doesn’t really matter, especially since a lot of them brought other sports into it. Anyway …
Do you think it’s the team’s responsibility to give full injury info? Or are you OK with “upper body injury” and things like that?
On one hand, you’ve got people saying the teams job is to entertain fans, therefore it’s the fan’s right to know.
On the other, you have some saying the GM is NEVER hired with entertainment in mind. They’re hired PURELY to win games. (Some say that winning by itself is entertaining, therefore the being hired to win argument is dead.)
That end of the debate states there is no advantage whatsoever for fans to know the injury details, therefore it’s pointless to reveal it.
I may reveal which end of the debate I’m on in replies, but for now I want to try and be unbiased for honest responses. So where do you stand?