Sports Fan Widget
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Sports Fan Widget helps you keep an eye on your favorite sports teams by providing all the information you need in one small, user-friendly widget. Show the current scoreboard, full results from previous days, the upcoming schedule (game times are displayed in your local time), or current division and standings. The widget supports Baseball (MLB and minor leagues down to Class A), Basketball (NBA, WNBA and Men's NCAA College), Football (NFL and NCAA College), and Hockey (NHL).

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What's New
Version 1.3.69:
  • (NCAAF) Fix scoreboard loading issues for bowls week
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4.3 or later
  • Note: if the widget doesn't display correctly even after updating to the latest version, try refreshing the widget (by hitting Cmd-R after selecting it on the Dashboard).



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Sports Fan Widget User Discussion (Write a Review)
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 13 Nov 2013
This update, 1.3.67, restored the NFL coverage that crapped out a few days ago.

However, for some time now, whenever I decompress the Sports Fan Widget with the OS X default app, Archive Utility, the widget is reported as corrupt when I try to install it. If I use the old reliable Stuffit Expander, it works just fine. Since most other dmg files decompress just fine, without corruption, I have to wonder what the developer is doing here. What does he use to make his dmg files? I can't complain too loudly because this app has always been free, but it seems to me there is an issue here.
[Version 1.3.67]

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Andreas Amann replied on 22 Nov 2013
Not sure where you download the widget from - I don't build an DMG so if you do that you are downloading the widget from a source I have no control over. I suggest that you always download the widget only from its website…
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 22 Nov 2013
@ Andreas Amann: I download the widget from here on MacUpdate, as I do with most of my software. Your's is one of the few that I have this problem with. I can't imagine why your app is affected and most others are not.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 22 Nov 2013
PS: You're right, it's not a DMG file. It's zipped. My bad. Still, even when I download it from your web site, it's reported as broken when I try to install it after using Archive Utility. When I use Stuffit Expander it comes out fine.
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Andreas Amann replied on 22 Nov 2013
I cannot reproduce this issue on my machine - download from the website, double-click to unzip in the Finder, double-click to install in Dashboard - just works…
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 23 Nov 2013
@ Andreas Amann: It used to work for me, too. I've been using SportsFan Widget for years now without a problem. But the last few updates are apparently corrupted when I unzip them in the Finder (which uses Archive Utility - a core system service). Whereas Stuffit Expander unzips them without a problem. This may be an issue with my system, but it does not affect everything I unzip. So I thought I should mention it here in case anyone else encounters the issue, since I do have a workaround to offer. FYI: Stuffit Expander is still available and still free.

My question at this point is why do you zip SportsFan widget, when DMG is a more common standard for software distribution on the Mac. It's not as if your app benefits significantly from zipping compared to using DMG. It's a tiny little thing in either case. Zip is so 20th century. ;-)

Be that as it may, I'm grateful you make your widget available and do so for free. I'd probably even pay for it if the price was reasonable. So, I suspect, would many other sports fans.
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Jd_1 commented on 12 Nov 2013
After working fine for the last month it seems the same problem is back. I don't get anything but the spinning load graphic. All but the NHL is not displaying any games and nothing is working anymore.

Anyone else having this problem? Hopefully there will be a quick fix to this soon.
[Version 1.3.66]

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Jd_1 replied on 13 Nov 2013
1.3.67 has fixed everything but the NBA page.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 13 Oct 2013
I downloaded it from MacUpdate and from the developer's site and it won't install. OS X reports that it is corrupt. So, instead of decompressing it with the default Archive Utility, I used the old reliable Stuffit Expander and the resulting widget installed properly.
[Version 1.3.65]

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 13 Oct 2013
PS: And both collage and pro football show up again. I was beginning to wonder if Sports Fan Widget had reached EOL.
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RandallW3904 reviewed on 12 Oct 2013
"Version 1.3.65 seems to have everything back running smoothly..."

Close, but not quite everything; there may be other problems, but so far all I've noticed (in the College Football section), is that the AP Top 25, and the Coaches Poll rankings aren't accessing (but for me, those are extremely significant problems).

I understand that this is Freeware, and appriciate how well it's worked over the years (and how well it works even now), but would love to see all of the features I'm used to using, up and running again.

Thanks in advance for anything you can do.
[Version 1.3.65]

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Andreas Amann replied on 02 Nov 2013
Rather than submitting bug reports here you probably would get a much faster response emailing the developer directly. Only known problems will get fixed…

That said - 1.3.66 now loads AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls correctly.
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Jd_1 reviewed on 12 Oct 2013
Version 1.3.65 seems to have everything back running smoothly. All the scheduled games for the NCAA, NFL & NHL are displayed correctly and this fabulous widget is working again as it has for many years.

Thanks Andreas!
[Version 1.3.65]


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funandblindness reviewed on 01 Oct 2013
Updated to 1.3.63 from the developers page directly. Happy to report all is well again with this great widget.
[Version 1.3.62]


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DavidP9809 reviewed on 29 Sep 2013
Relative to the inability to download football scores, the developer has posted this note:


"Due to a change of format in the data source used, the widget is currently unable to display football and hockey scoreboard information. This change requires a major rewrite of the parser which is currently in the works."
[Version 1.3.62]


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DavidP9809 reviewed on 29 Sep 2013
I agree with this earlier comment:

"This widget worked just fine until recently. Now it cannot display the NFL at all and the latest version fails to load college football games as well.

For some inexplicable reason this once reliable widget seems to be going downhill fast. "
[Version 1.3.62]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 12 Sep 2013
This widget worked just fine until recently. Now it cannot display the NFL at all and the latest version fails to load college football games as well. For some inexplicable reason this once reliable widget seems to be going downhill fast.
[Version 1.3.62]

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nciccheck replied on 17 Sep 2013
me too!
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nciccheck replied on 18 Sep 2013
Contacted author, he'll fix it soon. Sources for football schedules changed
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Hmfwic replied on 28 Sep 2013
same here.
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Jd_1 commented on 12 Sep 2013
For me, both College & NFL football scheduled games are not being displayed. Everything worked fine the first two weeks of NCAA games & the first week of the NFL season. I noticed this with the last version & it's still not showing in the new 1.3.62 version as well.
[Version 1.3.62]

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Darrel replied on 12 Sep 2013
I can confirm the same thing. I've been seeing "No Games Scheduled" for the NFL for the past few days.
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Sbchavel had trouble on 22 Nov 2013
NBA scoreboard still seems broken.
[Version 1.3.68]


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funandblindness had trouble on 28 Sep 2013
For the authors web page:

Due to a change of format in the data source used, the widget is currently unable to display football and hockey scoreboard information. This change requires a major rewrite of the parser which is currently in the works.

Seems a little patience and this awesome widget will be back.
[Version 1.3.62]


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Hmfwic had trouble on 11 Sep 2013
It quit working on Tuesday, Sep 10.
[Version 1.3.61]


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Flyboy had trouble on 27 Aug 2012
Cannot enter a favorite team in Southeast conference football.
Other conferences appear to be OK. Frustrating, GO Dawgs
[Version 1.3.47]

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Flyboy replied on 27 Aug 2012
Additional checking shows that your favorite team works in all conferences EXCEPT the bottom four (4) on the conference list, which includes the Southeast, Pac 12 and 2 others.
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jdanek630 replied on 06 Oct 2012
v.1.3.48 is available on Adreas's web site. I'm not sure why MacUpdate doesn't have the most recent version on here, but that update should address your cited issue.
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Hmfwic had trouble on 11 Aug 2011
I installed it and made my team the Denver Broncos. Nothing except a light blue screen and 4 large icons of the major sports appears.

Tonight, Aug 11th, is the first day of preseason football

Help!!!
[Version 1.3.38]

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Hmfwic replied on 12 Aug 2011
Today, Aug 12th, the scores etc appear. Guess I had to wait for the day after the first day of preseason.
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Jonnyg75 had trouble on 07 Dec 2009
For some reason when i'm using the NBA scoreboard, and i advance past the current day, it always says no games are scheduled. This has been happening for a long while and i'm hoping i can figure out what's causing it or it will get fixed. I really enjoy this app for its simplicity and seeing the upcoming schedule to find out what time and who my team plays later on this week is one of its best and most simple features, yet its not working anymore. I've tried re-installing/ re-downloading it and still doesn't work. Any suggestions?
[Version 1.3.19]

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Andreas Amann (developer) replied on 13 Dec 2009
This issue is fixed in 1.3.20.

P.S.: If you send me an email alerting me of a problem you probably will get a resolution faster as I will be aware of the problem sooner.

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Sixbillships rated on 12 Oct 2013

[Version 1.3.65]



Cary-Parrish rated on 30 Sep 2013

[Version 1.3.62]



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Christel1987 rated on 20 Jan 2013

[Version 1.3.56]



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chinchilla80 rated on 12 Mar 2012

[Version 1.3.44]



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OsloX rated on 11 Jan 2012

[Version 1.3.43]



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jdanek630 rated on 20 Oct 2011

[Version 1.3.41]



jaffrime rated on 11 Aug 2011

[Version 1.3.38]


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Date:30 Dec 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Sports Fan Widget helps you keep an eye on your favorite sports teams by providing all the information you need in one small, user-friendly widget. Show the current scoreboard, full results from previous days, the upcoming schedule (game times are displayed in your local time), or current division and standings. The widget supports Baseball (MLB and minor leagues down to Class A), Basketball (NBA, WNBA and Men's NCAA College), Football (NFL and NCAA College), and Hockey (NHL).

You can open multiple instances of the widget to track different sports or teams -- each instance of the widget will remember your selections.


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