September 16, 2011
Finally, a new season is upon us—and I’m not talking about Fall.
After a 5 month ‘lockout’, with only one casualty (Hall of Fame Game), football season has officially begun. So far we’ve seen the Superbowl XLV champion, Green Bay, defeat the Saints, a surprising victory for both the 49ers and the Bills and Peyton Manning’s record shattered…by a rookie. With a start like this, the season is sure to not disappoint. So what to do between now and the Superbowl? Sit back, relax and grab your smartphone. The below apps will help you live and breathe America’s favorite sport.
Yahoo! Fantasy Football ’11 – Free
Don’t let countless hours of strategizing the perfect draft go to waste by not keeping on top of your Fantasy team! Yahoo Fantasy Football keeps youupdated on your player stats and lets you make game day changes on the fly. Grab this app for FREE from the App Store and Android Market.
ESPN ScoreCenter – Free
If you’re not into the fantasy part of football, this app will keep you on top of the real stats you’re lookingfor—your favorite NFL teams, real-time scores, game summaries and more, from a network you trust! Get this app for FREE from the App Store and Android Market.
Sporting News Pro Football – Free
Interested in football and only football? This app was made for you. It offers a simple look and feel and delivers all the football news one person can handle, —available for FREE in the App Store and Android Market.
Taptu – Free
Taptu is the perfect app for all those ‘news junkies’ out there. It allows you to aggregate and customize all of your news feeds in one simple interface. With its new updates for football, you can curate your own mixed news stream, e.g. incorporate football with fashion—if you’re into that. Oh and it gets better, you can connect through your social networks for easy sharing across Facebook, Twitter, etc.. Download for FREE from the App Store and Android Market!
Paper Football 3D – Free
Nothing to do during commercials? Play this simple, addicting game to keep your mind into football. Challenge a friend to a one-minute match, or just play on your own! Get this app for FREE from the App Store and Android Market.
Madden NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ – $6.99
If you know football, you know Madden. And now, you can play it anytime, anywhere, without having to be glued to your couch. Perfect companion for when you decide to take your ‘sports watching’ offsite. Get this app for $6.99 from the App Store and Android Market.
FanFinder – Sports Bar Locator – Free
No one wants to watch football alone. So why not watch it with friends—over beer! Use this app to locate the Sports Bars near you, and comment on bars you like/dislike. Grab this app for FREE from the App Store.
NFL Sunday Ticket – Free
The app we’ve been waiting for—stream NFL games live from your phone! No matter where you are, you’ll be able to watch the game. Download this app for FREE from the App Store!