Garbled Mess

With my hobby of tracking NFL scores (or at least wins and losses), I check the results of NFL games to update my data. The easiest way to do that is to get the scores. A lot more places have scores available than a simple W or L for the day.

I figured the best place to get the NFL scores is the NFL website. And a convenient device for me to use is my iPhone. It’s not the latest one, but there are still millions of them in use, so it’s fairly relevant.

I went to the NFL website, clicked on the Scores link at the top, and this is what I saw (yes, it was fully loaded and rendered):

image of scores being jumbled together on the NFL website

The NFL website was done so poorly that I couldn’t decipher the jumble of letters and numbers. Compare that to Google:

image of scores being displayed nicely on Google

Much better.

You’d think the NFL would check that their website rendered properly in Safari on an iPhone, but apparently they did not. I’m going to blame their website redesign that’s new since last season. There is a lot about it that I don’t like, but rather than go into all the details, I’ll just stick with this one example.

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Proverbs 13:16

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This little article thingy was written by Some Guy sometime around 6:15 am and has been carefully placed in the Technical category.

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