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New Football Features for 2014

Posted by Mike Lynch on August 29, 2014

With football season once again upon us, we figured users that have been away from the sites in the offseason could use a refresher on some changes/updates. We remained hard at work in the offseason rolling out a series of new features & improvements for users to enjoy this season:

We hope everyone finds these new features useful this season.


15 Responses to “New Football Features for 2014”

  1. Mark Growcott Says:

    Thanks again Mike for the Team Streak Finder, another welcome addition.

    Can I request that on the Team Streak Finder, to have the option to select Overtime games. Example - What are the longest winning and losing streaks in OT games, in the Regular Season or Playoffs? This would not seem to be too difficult to add and would be much appreciated.

  2. Joe Says:

    Minor thing, but all the info for stuff like high schools, relatives (brothers, cousins, parents, etc) that played in the same sport at some point, and nicknames are so good on the baseball and basketball sites.

    Some very good work recently getting more of that on here over the last year or two, but I'd love to see that get up to the same amazing level as the MLB and NBA sites. Definitely would take a lot of work, but all of the little details you can find on the Sports Reference sites are part of what makes them so amazing.

  3. dave d Says:

    I don't know how people are getting any team streak finder results. Everything I select returns nothing.

    Most consecutive wins => 10 (season or games) (nothing)
    Most consecutive 300+ yds in a game (nothing)

  4. dave d Says:

    A couple of things I noticed about the team streak finder

    1: It's not part of the PI main page

    2: There's no opponents total yards selection but there is a total yards for offense

  5. Bob V Says:

    Mike - Real nice additions to the PI ... Gonna be a lot of fun using that through the season ... Thx.

  6. Mark Growcott Says:

    Dave try these queries

    If still having trouble post a link of your query

  7. dave d Says:

    There's this:

  8. Mark Growcott Says:

    Dave, I see you are only looking at active streaks. I have already reported that the "Active Streaks" option is not working properly but have not had a reply back.

    Also the teams listed in the drop-down box are not in the usual alphabetical order.

  9. J Philip Says:

    The index of stadia is particularly fascinating. It also shows how forgotten expansion and defunct teams are prior to the 1950s.

  10. dave d Says:

    How about a list that shows the record for most consecutive games allowing less than 300 offensive yards by a defense.

  11. Mike Lynch Says:

    Good call. We need to add opponent total yards

  12. Mike Lynch Says:

    We're working to get the active streaks error and a couple other things fixed. Thank you for the feedback

  13. Mark Growcott Says:

    Can we please also have the following options for the Team Streak Finder and Player Streak Finder:-

    Passes Intercepted for TD
    Opponent Passes Intercepted
    Opponent Passes Intercepted for TD

  14. Mark Growcott Says:

    I also forgot to mention Safeties, can we please have these included too, both for and against in the Team Game Finder and Team Streak Finder.

  15. Mike Lynch Says:

    Thanks, Mark. We can look into adding those, as well.