The official 2015-2016 NFL season hasn’t begun yet, but there’s plenty of National Football League action as the pre-season continues. Once it counts, how do you stay on top of your favorite team? Whether you’re on Android, iOS or even a Blackberry, these are the 9 best mobile apps that will make you think you’re right down there on the sidelines. So. Are you ready for some football? Fire up that phone!
CBS Sports (Blackberry)
What Sets It Apart: For those NFL fans stuck with the company Blackberry, CBS Sports offers the most comprehensive, up to date reporting on the latest NFL news. Not much in the way of hype, this app allows you to follow your favorite team the old fashioned way: You have to earn it…
What Sets It Apart: Social Networking. Bleacher Report’s TeamStream focuses on pre-game, gameday and post-game web interaction, allowing the user to personalize and centralize Facebook, Twitter and all SN platforms. It’s like having a Super Bowl party on your iPhone 24/7. Until the real thing, of course…
What Sets It Apart: theScore is considered a top app for post game results and in-depth analysis across not just the NFL, but virtually every major pro sport. The UI is intuitive and nearly infinitely programmable to collect stats on your personalized settings.
What Sets It Apart: The granddaddy of not just NFL news, but all sports, is just as up-to-date as any app out there. But, what’s the point? There’s even a robust section to follow your favorite NFL Fantasy league. Yahoo!
FOX Sports Mobile
What Sets It Apart: The FOX attitude, what else? FOX was an upstart in TV long before the web was created and they roll along with content that feels like you’re kicking the game around with your buds as it plays out with its unique Live GameTrax feature. There’s a pay option, but, the free version offers plenty…
What Sets It Apart: Some NFL fans miss the old days of daily newspapers and weekly magazines to get their news. Flipboard lays it out in a format they can feel unintimidated by. The UI resembles a classic magazine layout look and feel and, even without personalization, the app automatically gathers all the news that’s fit to print.
NFL Sunday Ticket (DirecTV)
What Sets It Apart: Tailored to DirecTV subscribers, NFL Sunday Ticket offers a SmarTV connection that makes the whole satellite thing worth it. Almost. The downside? Blackouts do apply…
NFL GamePass (iOS)
What Sets It Apart: Have you ever thought you could do a better job than your favorite NFL team’s announcers? NFL GamePass lets you find out with pro tools like game rewind, incredibly in-depth stats and even a TeleStrator (iPad only.) Requires a paid subscription to NFL Mobile, but every game is available immediately after it ends. It’s just mind blowing…
What Sets It Apart: What can we say? The free version of NFL Mobile is the official app of the National Football League. It allows virtually all platform subscribers to follow all the news, scores and entire history of the NFL. Except for the criminal stuff…
What’s your ultimate backup position? Twitter, which as always, is mostly unfiltered and may as well be an instant news wire for the world. Is it Super Sunday yet? ‘Cuz we’re ready for some Football!