This past week I discovered the power and access that commissioners have on CBS Sportsline. I'll spare you the specific details, but commissioners can revise their own starting lineups during games and either back date the time of the move (so it looks like they did it ahead of the game) or delete lineup moves altogether.
I understand that commissioners should have this authority for others in their league, but for their own team? Makes me wonder what else commissioners can do on their website. Anyone else aware of this issue?
There's always got to be a trust factor when it comes to your commissioner, but CBS is giving too much power and temptation to them. Unless you monitor the commissioner's starting lineup right after kickoff of each game, you would never know he changed his lineup.
I am closely monitoring a "shady" commish in a CBS league that I play in (I busted him changing the back end of the schedule as we play doubleheaders each week and changed his own schedule, gave some BS reason but accepted "forfeits" in those games). I am aware that the Commish in CBS can "delete selected" transactions from the lineup transaction report, so I have been keeping an eye on the commish's lineup inputs with this in mind. However, I do not believe that the commish (I've run leagues in the past and still run a baseball league) has the ability to "edit" the transaction report to effectively "backdate" a lineup move which are all both date and time stamped within the CBS transaction report log.
Indeed, they do not.
BUT, say, they're flip-flopping on a lineup swap. They can swap the players before the game and then erase the swap, if it goes the other way.
I am a commish on CBS, and have thought of all sorts of nutty ways a commish could
Never done any.
erase a lineup change transaction from the log several years ago. It was for another team (emailed change which I entered after kickoff), and I wanted to see how it worked.
I resolved at that juncture that I'd never erase a transaction again.
It's really a useless ability. Sure, it can be used for legitimate reasons. BUT none of the legitimate reasons are necessary
It invites cheating. Perhaps more importantly, it invites suspicion of cheating
. Neither is good for a league.
I wish they had the option for me to disable the feature, and let the league know it was disabled.