Nicholas Zakas' Personal Blog A deviation from my usual tech writing

26Dec/04Off

NFL Gamecenter

It's the plight of the fans of any NFL team that sells out its home games: the blackout. The NFL has special blackout rules designed to help underachieving teams to increase ticket sales, but on the other side of the coin, it also forces the fans of teams who sell out regularly to miss out on some of the best games in the league. But along comes NFL Gamecenter to make my day a little happier.

NFL Gamecenter is an up-to-date listing of all NFL games currently being played. The page refreshes every 10 seconds or so to update the scores. Want more information? Click on Live Game Stats to get a page specifically devoted to that game while all other games are displayed in a ticker at the top of the page. The ticker highlights a game in red when a team is in the red zone and highlights a game in blue when someone has just scored. It's not the same as the radio or TV, but it's a hell of a lot better than waiting to hear about what happened until tonight.