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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, 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 /