Originally Posted by bowtown
I love the info that they have on pro football reference, but I can never bring myself to go there. It actually hurts me how ugly and poorly laid out that site is. Not saying any of the others are that much better.
The purpose of sites that are databases for statistical information aren't every going to be appealing to the eye, nor likely have someone who is designer intensive to make it look aesthetically appealing. Very few actually pull it off. They want their data easily accessed and cross-compatible with various browsing platforms. Having a beautiful site isn't their goal, but yes, I do agree that it looks like something I'd of stumbled across on Netscape Navigator back in 1997 on a Pentium II machine!