As I was going to do some research on the upcoming fantasy football draft I noticed my phone had automatically updated the latest version of the Yahoo fantasy app. Immediately I knew it was bad when I had to dig deep in the App Store review section for a better than 1 star rating. As most Yahoo fantasy players know the now old version was nearly flawless. The new updated 8.0 version is just awful, and I will tell you why.
First off, the app previously had a sleek black background, which they have now changed to a boring white. They made everything bigger, as if our grandparents were using the app. They added players faces (thank God!), and worst of all they got rid of the goddamn message board! The message board is a huge part of any fantasy league. A place where you can let people know that you are shopping a big name, talking trash before a big matchup, or just making some friendly side wagers. I rarely tweet about anything negative but I shared my frustration on Twitter and they actually tweeted me back, telling me they have no plans to bring back the message board! Why????
Simply put, I can get over some terrible new aesthetic aspects but don’t get rid of the goddamn message board. You failed Yahoo. I would love to have seen the faces of the dumbass app design team as those terrible reviews came pouring in (reviews included below).
P.S Yahoo sold to Verizon for $4.8 Billion two days later. Was it a sabotage?