The football season is upon us. If you consider yourself a fan, I hope you have everything you need right at your fingertips: an HDTV the size of a refrigerator; an oversized foam hand adorned with your favorite team’s mascot; snacks, sweet and savory; and full of heated opinions for the next discussion on water coolers or, failing that, for yelling on the radio. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, consider yourself lucky because you’ll have even more ways to enjoy the season. Here are the top five ways to bring the excitement of the football season to your iDevice.
ESPN Fantasy Football 2010: This is the essential fantasy football app. With ESPN Fantasy Football 2010, you can carry the entire fantasy football experience in the palm of your hand, with premium graphics and an intuitive interface that outperforms the desktop web browser version, hands down. This app not only allows user to manage multiple teams and leagues, but also access news feeds with valuable stats, news, etc. The only downside is that ESPN Fantasy Football 2010 will make fantasy football more addicting than ever.
CBS Sports Professional Football: Tired of having to go through all the irrelevant news of the day just to access those few precious soccer updates and videos? Then, first of all, you might want to consider your priorities. Second, does CBS have the app for you! CBS Sports Pro Football takes the latest football news, play-by-play analysis, videos and leaderboards, and integrates them into a free and fun-to-use iPhone app. Staying up to date has never been easier.
SlingPlayer Mobile: Major League Baseball has its own live streaming app for the iPhone, but sadly football fans are left to be desired. Enter SlingPlayer mobile. Sure, at $ 29.99 the app is pricey and yes the app requires a Slingbox which itself could cost around $ 100 but in the end it will turn your iPhone into the entertainment device. ultimate: live TV, DVR and remote control, all in one. SlingPlayer will stream whatever content you get from your cable or satellite provider over 3G and WiFi, football included. In other words, it’s very, very cool.
Football Backbreaker: Backbreaker isn’t just the best football simulation on iPhone – it’s one of the best games on the App Store, period. Unlike other soccer games, Backbreaker Football puts the player on the pitch, at player eye level, right in the center of the action. The graphics in this game are amazing and the hits are so hard you can almost feel them. Add to that a great list of features like multiplayer game modes, custom teams, and online score sharing. This game lives up to its hype.
History of American football: If watching football, playing fantasy football, and playing mock football aren’t enough for you, why not learn more about the rich and rich history of American football? This is the sole purpose of the History of American Football app for iPhone. This app is an offline soccer encyclopedia, with a clean user interface and nice high resolution photos to categorize it a bit. Articles include the history of professional football, the origins of college football, the players, the rules and more. Who said learning can’t be fun?