Unanswered: Need Help Finding Online Live Database
Does anyone know where I can hook up with either a company (online or offline) that has a live database with the stats on American Football players? I have a client that wants to create a Fantasy Football website and I would need that info to tie into the site.
If anyone can simply drop a url to a company, that would be great. Thanks.
basically you would have to scrape the content from someone's site (in other words benefit from the work someone else has done). If you wish to do this legally you would be paying a signifcant amount of change to the NFL who hold the rights to the players names when associated with the statistics.
The company I work for owns a fantasy stat service, we recently wanted to hold a baseball pool as we had done in previous years going on about 20 years. The cost to do so had increased substantially over previous years as the NHL, NFL and other bodies have basically moved to weed out the smaller competitors, making it non-profitable to hold such pools.
the hard part on these boards too is knowing whether or not English is the first language of the poster. Of course I mangle English pretty well on my own.
If you are running your own site with professional sports stats on it then you can basically be asked to shut it down. if you were running a service and making a profit with info you have scraped from another site, I think it is within the rights of said league to sue you.
I'm only saying be careful. Unfortunately a lot has changed for the negative in the last while.