New Rivals.com player info layout -- thoughts?

Submitted by 4godkingandwol… on August 27th, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Not sure how long it's been active, but I just noticed the new Rivals.com player info layout. Any thoughts? Good, bad, who cares?

Personally, I like the look a lot. A little hard to find the info I am used to, but I'm guessing that will come in time. Looks a little more professional, though.

Example:
http://rivals.yahoo.com/michigan/football/recruiting/player-Ricardo-Mil…

**mandatory potential double post caveat**
I searched the last couple days of board posts by title and also keyword searched the archives and I didn't see anything. Hopefully, not a double post -- fingers crossed.

Comments

TyroneButterfield

August 27th, 2009 at 8:01 PM ^

I like it, like you said a little more professional (scout needs to step its game up). I like the little addition on the side that shows similar current recruits and a "player he reminds us of" kind of what Brian does.

4godkingandwol…

August 27th, 2009 at 8:24 PM ^

... I was wondering how that info is generated. Is that algorithmic, and if so what are the inputs and how are they weighed? Some combination of star rating/position ranking and measurables like height, weight, 40 time, etc...

I can't imagine it's manual, or it could take forever to do considering the sheer number of 3 star recruits and better.

BlueVoix

August 27th, 2009 at 8:06 PM ^

I came across it two days ago or so. I'm a fan. Definitely removes the clutter and puts it even further above Scout, which still looks like a toddler designed the site.

WolvinLA

August 27th, 2009 at 8:09 PM ^

I dig. Took me a minute to figure out where everything is, but I like that I can click on the HS and see the other recruits from that high school, that's pretty easy and convenient. I like that I can see the kid's hometown on a map. Aesthetically pleasing as well. I give it 5 stars.