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Feature Watch: All-Pros and Pro Bowlers by Franchise

Posted by Neil Paine on August 19, 2009

First of all, I guess I should say a few words about myself, since I'm new to posting here... I'm a recent graduate of Georgia Tech, I've been the primary blogger over at Basketball-Reference for about a year now, and I'm the new User Affairs Coordinator here at Sports-Reference, which means that I answer your e-mail if you find a bug or a data error that needs correcting. Plus, I'll also be fielding your suggestions about how we can make our family of sites even better. So if you have any questions or problems, don't hesitate to send a message to us and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Another thing I'll be doing here at PFR is a series of blog posts on some of the lesser-known (but very cool) features that we offer on the site. So today's post is about a neat tool that lets you call up every Pro Bowler and All-Pro in each franchise's history. For example, here's the page for the defending world champion Pittsburgh Steelers... On the page, you can sort by each column -- alphabetically, by position, by the number of All-Pro years, or by the number of Pro Bowl seasons. You can also call up the entire All-Pro or Pro Bowl roster from each particular season if you click on the year next to the player's name. And every team is linked at the top of every other team's page, which makes it easy to move from teams with a lot of All-Pros to teams with... not so many. So go ahead and play around with it, and stay tuned for more posts about features you may not have known about.