NFL Prime Time iCal calendar

I wanted an iCal calendar of the prime-time NFL games (Monday Night Football, the Sunday night game, the occasional Thursday night game) but I couldn’t find one online. I did find the entire NFL schedule, but that was way more than I wanted. Solution: I imported the entire NFL schedule, then wrote an AppleScript to remove every game whose starting time was before 4 PM. Simple. Here’s the script, for educational purposes…

By Christian Boyce,

tell application “iCal”
set the_games to every event in calendar “NFL”
repeat with i from 1 to (count of the_games)
set the_start_date to start date of item i of the_games
set the_day to word 1 of (the_start_date as string)
set the_hour to character 1 of time string of the_start_date as string

if the_hour is not greater than 3 then
set the_event_id to uid of item i of the_games
delete event id the_event_id of calendar “NFL”
end if

end repeat
end tell

and here’s the NFL Prime Time calendar, ready for you to click on and import.

UPDATE: The South Endzone site now provides the Prime Time calendar (in addition to many others). No need to run the AppleScript any more.

Note: you will get the chance to put this calendar’s events into one of your existing iCal calendars. That’s probably not a good idea. Choose the “New Calendar” option when asked and I think you’ll be happier.

Thanks to for doing all the work.

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  1. Just tested– starting with the South End Zone nfl.ics file my script works perfectly. First you click the link in my previous comment, then you run my script. There's a little bit of pre-season stuff to clean up, which I will do by hand before I post the final prime-time calendar.

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