NFL Ticker is a simple widget developed for the Yahoo! Widget Engine platform that displays the current scores for the NFL football games right on your desktop. It is easy to install and set up.
The interface of the app is based on a very small frame that you can move to any position on the screen, with the help of the mouse cursor.
By accessing the Widget Preferences panel, you can switch to a different time zone, as well as choose the conference standings default view and dock team. It is also possible to adjust the background opacity and color.
Thanks to the default settings provided by the Yahoo! Widget Engine, you can set the frame to stay on top or below all the other windows, to ignore mouse events and to prevent dragging.
NFL Ticker does not put a strain on the computer's overall activity, since it requires a minimal CPU and system memory consumption. It has a good response time and works well, without causing Yahoo! Widget Engine to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. We haven't come across any issues in our evaluation.
Unfortunately, the Yahoo! Widget Engine project has been discontinued, so NFL Ticker shall not receive any further updates.