If I was Chicken, you have to tell me what is the payoff for me to have a board that needs constant monitoring. It would be more hassle for them then anything.
It would be no different than the money board. Theoretically insider information and someone pumping and dumping a penny stock could occur, each of which carry a lot more legal issues than talking about sports betting.
Why do they suck? Honestly, don't know and just curious?
You think some of the posters on these boards are vicious, it's taken to a whole new level on some of the betting websites. You could have a guy winning 60-70% of this games (which is unreal), and the second the guy picks one wrong people pile on the hate. From the bet threads I've seen on this board, none of that occurs. It seems like most folks here who participate are for the most part friendly, and you don't see the bickering you do in other places.