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Automatic Player Linker Tutorial (Video)

Posted by Neil on November 9, 2012

Here's an updated video to describe the Sports-Reference Automatic Player Linker tools, which are now available for college football & basketball and hockey:

Also, here's the old tutorial video:

As always, if you want to be included in the program, just email me with the following information:

  • the name of your site to appear in the feed (at most 25 characters)
  • the url for your rss feed (must be a full feed)
  • a contact e-mail address
  • the url of an example page with our links in place

6 Responses to “Automatic Player Linker Tutorial (Video)”

  1. Anita Y Tsuchiya Says:

    Hi Neil,
    For weeks now, I have been trying to get my posts linked to B-R player newsfeeds. I've embedded the S-R Linker hyperlinks on my webpages (see attached URL). I've submitted the online request form 2-3 times (I forget exactly) with the required information. When I didn't get a response, I submitted a feedback form asking for an explanation. Despite my multiple requests, I've received no response at all. Nothing. The online form promises some sort of response within a few days. I sponsor a number of pages on B-R, which makes this impression of my being completely locked out very frustrating. . .AYT

  2. Neil Says:

    Hi Anita,

    Sorry about that -- we use a 3rd-party bug-tracking software called FogBugz to manage our feedback, and sometimes its spam filter can malfunction, unfortunately. Send your email directly to me at [email protected], and I'll take care of it.

  3. Anita Y. Tsuchiya Says:

    Hi Neil,
    Thanks, I'll do that! . . . AYT


    I have been trying to get in touch with Franko Harris ( 32 ) for a long time. I would love to get his email address so i can find out were he maybe signing and be speaking that is near me . I live in New Jersey and i have been a long time fan since 1975. If all possible can i get his email.

    Sincerely David Suiters /

    Pittsburgh Steelers / Franko harris

  5. Neil Says:

    Hi David,

    We're sorry, but we don't have any addresses (e-mail or otherwise) for players. For retired players, I would suggest you contact the National Football League Players Association.



    Thanks for replying back to me in such short notice. well i have been researching this for some time and i will continue on looking into it.

    Thanks David Suiters / [email protected]