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Old 16 Jul 2007, 20:11
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Fantasy Sports (Who is with me on this?)

I know this has been requested before, but I am going to start this thread in the hopes that all of us running sports boards will pull together and get this thing done.

Recruiting, Drafts and Fantasy sports fill the voids during the off season of most major team sports. Recruiting has it's up and dead times, the Drafts are over and Fantasy sports is all you have going on. So what Im saying,... to us guys...Fantasy sports are a huge traffic builder. No other board has this capability, (Yes phpBB has a limited version see it here http://www.jslstudios.net/) I have been in this "business" for many years. The first one to come out with this is going to absolutely dominate the message board of choice badge.

We need a fantasy sports mod that will cover all of the major American Sports. If you want to add World Sports thats fine with me. Right now the most popular outlet for this is probably YaHoo sports fantasy league. If this mod could integrate with Yahoo log-ins and fetch all the standings from that leage that would be fine with me. Basically a mod that allows you to run a Yahoo fantasy league(s) from your V-Bulletin.

Or a stand alone version using our own board.... might be better. I'm Brainstorming here. It should have "bracketology" like the Arcade mods, Ajax updates, RSS feeds with subscriptions to game score reporting. I don't know, you tell me.

Heck just emulate the jlstudios one would be better than nothing, but I think VBulletin can do much better!

I will start it off and throw in a 100 bucks for this Mod, I think if we Sports Board owners pool together we can get this done. Anybody with this and will help sponsor? I am not a coder, this is not a scam or spam. Just a request from a Sports Site owner... Dude, Someone please make this mod!!!!

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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:03
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Do you know where one could get the statistics information required for this kind of mod?
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:27
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Do you know where one could get the statistics information required for this kind of mod?
Statistics as referring to what? Features? Game Stats? Scores?
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:28
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Well fantasy sports mods use stats from the real world. Does anyone know a way to get these stats from a web-accessible feed?
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:32
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Does this help? Live Demo

http://fsdemo.jslstudios.net/demo/fsports.php

Expanding on this...some ideas:

1. Current Standings in postbit. Ranks, Badges ect that can be Admin set and user defined like favorite team or league member user group.
2. Bracket Format
3. Leagues
4. Integrate with something like VCash or simular point system.
5. RSS Scrolls of upcoming games that scroll depending on which bracket you select. NFL, NCAA, MLB,World Cup, NASCAR whatever.

Any other ideas?

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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:33
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No.

Fantasy sports uses statistics from real life players. Where can I get these statistics?
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:40
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Originally Posted by Attilitus View Post
Well fantasy sports mods use stats from the real world. Does anyone know a way to get these stats from a web-accessible feed?
Just saw your post, I will research
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:40
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Originally Posted by Attilitus View Post
No.

Fantasy sports uses statistics from real life players. Where can I get these statistics?
For NFL Football, you can check out Dano's Feeds at myffl.net .. these are XML Feeds used by phpFFL (a php/mysql based NFL Fantasy Football App). I use his feeds for some custom Fantasy Football related Modules. His feeds are derived by datamining NFL.com.
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:46
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So Far:

http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/2007/cheatsheets.cfm

http://www.onebadwheel.com/blog/arch...or-webmasters/
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:48
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Did some research on this. Currently NBA NFL, ect are trying to extract licensing fees for the use of their stats...

Until that legal issue is resolved, it would be highly risky to invest alot of time into a mod like this.
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 21:53
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Originally Posted by Attilitus View Post
Did some research on this. Currently NBA NFL, ect are trying to extract licensing fees for the use of their stats...

Until that legal issue is resolved, it would be highly risky to invest alot of time into a mod like this.
There are plenty of apps out there that could easily be ported over. Some only need a simple user bridge... Im working on porting over phpFFL, Pickem and Squares (kinda like you do at the bar)...
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 23:00
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Originally Posted by Attilitus View Post
Did some research on this. Currently NBA NFL, ect are trying to extract licensing fees for the use of their stats...

Until that legal issue is resolved, it would be highly risky to invest alot of time into a mod like this.
Even Still, Player stats come in to play with more of a fantasy draft kind of application. A Fantasy sports mod could still be used for scores and game outcomes. Also, I don't think that college sports are ubject to these license. Even if it were limited to say Nascar and College sports in the player stats category...that in itself would be be huge. So to summerize:

1. Fantasy Draft for College Sports with player stats
2. Fantasy Sports (scores) for both college and professional.

Or just a copy of what phpBB sites have from Jslstudios...

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Old 19 Jul 2007, 19:45
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I'm on board on this as well, we need a script asap. I will throw $250 in to get a complete package!
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Old 21 Jul 2007, 02:38
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Ok thats 350 bucks so far....anybody?
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Old 23 Jul 2007, 03:00
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Originally Posted by Attilitus View Post
Did some research on this. Currently NBA NFL, ect are trying to extract licensing fees for the use of their stats...

Until that legal issue is resolved, it would be highly risky to invest alot of time into a mod like this.
Yahoo fantasy sports is huge, if this were an issue...I would think Yahoo would be aware of it and made sure they stay in the bounds. Yahoo uses these sites for stats...they are linked at the bottom of their fantasy sports page.

http://www.stats.com/

http://www.pa-sportsticker.com/en/index.html

http://www.accuscore.com/

http://www.nflplayers.com/
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