The NFL released the official 2017-18 schedule today, and for the 15th straight year, I’ve got your Pittsburgh Steelers schedule ready to go!
There are a few changes. For one, I dropped all references to flextime games in the schedule since all games from week 5-17 are subject to flexing. I also added the actual location of the games (“Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA”) in hopes that Google will add a nifty image of the stadium to your Google Calendar (I did the same with my Georgia Tech calendar last season and it looked really cool). Also, home games are listed as “[visitor] vs. Pittsburgh Steelers”, while away games are listed as “Pittsburgh Steelers at [home team]”. I dunno why… I just liked it better that way. Lastly, I’ve dropped the playoff\Super Bowl dates from the calendar, mainly because I’m tired and don’t want to look it up tonight.
Both the CSV and ICS versions of the schedule are included in the zip file, so be sure to import the correct one! Click below to download:
For more information (including complete instructions), click the “Continue Reading” link below!
The CSV version of the schedule works with Microsoft Outlook 98 or later. It may also work with any calendar apps that can import from CSV files; it has only been tested with Outlook 2016, however.
The iCal version of the schedule is for Google Calendar and iPhone\iPad. It has been tested with Google Calendar only. 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 20, 2017 on a computer running Windows 10 Pro x64 and Microsoft Office 2016. This is the exact same file I’ve used for all prior versions of the schedule, so it should work for just about everyone.