They also include live updates while games are playing.
I'd be curious to see if you get any substantially different results using structured data (nflgame gets it from NFL.com's JSON feed) as opposed to parsing the text descriptions.
 - https://github.com/BurntSushi/nflgame
 - https://github.com/BurntSushi/nfldb
The data is from play-by-play text parsing going back to 2000.
I like finding projects in the wild that do creative things with nfl.com data. This guy is building an Arduino Fantasy Football trophy: https://github.com/sambrenner/future-trophy And this person built an OSX app using score strip XML for current scores: https://github.com/kchau/NFL-Menu
Wow, nice! Tell me, how many different unique identifiers to you have for each player/game? :P (Elias id, GSIS id, profile id, ...)
> I see a lot of 404s on Game Center data feeds.
Hmm, I'm not sure what you mean? It seems like the URL stays the same: http://www.nfl.com/liveupdate/game-center/2012080953/2012080...
> Not sure how to reduce the 404s, suppose we could document the feeds and make them openly available.
Yeah, that'd be great! I had figured that you guys kept quiet about them purposefully.
One of the things that has bit me is that the JSON feeds at the URL above only exist back to 2009. I haven't been able to discover a similar feed for older games. Any ideas? :-)
Those projects are pretty neat, btw. The trophy one is really cool.
I'd definitely recommend people use this over the download at the bottom of the blog post, it's really painful to parse the free text (there's a lot of weird edge cases). I'll add a link to this stuff in the post.
update: link added to post
I can only imagine. I've tried motivating myself to do it a few times so I could increase the amount of data in nfldb (I believe they are available in one form or another all the way back to 1999), but it's a rather daunting task when there are so many statistical categories.
 - https://github.com/BurntSushi/nfldb/wiki/Statistical-categor...
Thank you so much for helping to spread the word. I really appreciate it!
(But there haven't been much---if any---changes to the JSON feed's structure. At most, they add some statistical categories.)