The NFL released the official 2014-15 schedule today, and for the 12th straight year, I’ve got your Pittsburgh Steelers schedule for Outlook ready to go!
Once again I have made a few changes to the schedule:
As with last year, I marked the end times of 13:00 games at 16:25 instead of 16:15.
Last year I dropped the asterisks for flex games, because I figured that if you like football enough to want to add it to your Outlook calendar, then you probably already knew how flex scheduling worked. The NFL made several significant changes to the way flex scheduling works for the upcoming season (summary here), so I added the asterisks for flex games back to the schedule,
Just like last year, I have put all versions of the calendar into one download package:
steelers_2014.csv is the Steelers schedule only, for Outlook\Yahoo!
steelers_2014.ics is the Steelers schedule only, for Gmail\iDevices
steelers_nfl_2014.csv is the Steelers schedule and NFL playoffs, for Outlook\Yahoo!
steelers_nfl_2014.ics is the Steelers schedule and NFL playoffs, for Gmail\iDevices
Please choose wisely when it’s time to import your calendar!
For more information (including complete instructions), click the “Continue Reading” link below!
The CSV version of the schedule is compatible with Microsoft Outlook 98 or later. It may also work with any calendar app that can import from CSV files; it has only been tested with Outlook 2010, however.
The iCal version of the schedule is for Google Calendar and iPhone\iPad. It has not been tested at all. I used this handy online tool to convert the CSV to iCal format, so if there are any problems with the iCal version, please take it up with the webmaster there!
Both schedules contain all preseason and regular season Steelers games as well as the name of the network airing the game. All times are for the Eastern (USA) time zone. A reminder is also scheduled for 8:00PM the day before each game.
Importing instructions for Outlook users:
- Download the zip file to your desktop and unzip.
- OUTLOOK 2007 and earlier: Open Outlook and select “File” > “Import and Export” > “Import from another program or file”, then click “Next”.
OUTLOOK 2010 and later: Open Outlook and select “File” > “Open” > “Import” > “Import from another program or file”, then click “Next”.
- Choose “Comma Separated Values (Windows)”, then click “Next”.
- Use the “Browse” button on the next screen to select the CSV file you unzipped in step 1.
- On the next screen make sure to select “Calendar” as the destination then click “Next” and “Finish”… That’s it!
DISABLING REMINDERS: If you wish to disable the reminders, open the CSV file and change the value of “reminder on/off” (column G) to FALSE for each game before you import the Calendar into Outlook.
CHANGING “SHOW TIME AS”: By default, the entries will display their time as “Free” on your calendar. If you wish to change this to something else, open the file in your favorite spreadsheet app and change the value of each entry in Column V (“Show Time As”) from FREE to “1” (Tentative), “2” (Busy), “3” (Free) or “4” (Out of the Office) – without the quotes.
TROUBLESHOOTING: If you try to import the schedule but don’t see any of the games listed in your calendar (especially if you do not get any kind of error message), shut Outlook down completely (open Task Manager to make sure that OUTLOOK.EXE is not running) and re-open Outlook and try the import again.
VERSION INFORMATION: These files were tested on April 24, 2014 on a computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Microsoft Office 2010. 32-bit. They were scanned with Bitdefender 22.214.171.1249 and found to be virus-free. It’s the exact same file I’ve used for all prior versions of the schedule, so it should work for just about everyone.