4 Apps to Kick Off the NFL Football Season
Are you ready for some professional football? How about chips and dip, Buffalo wings and football parties? And let’s not forget about tailgating and smack talking, Sundays on the couch and fantasy football rivalries. Yup, we know you’ve been eagerly awaiting all of these things that accompany one of America’s greatest pastimes.
To help usher you into the football season, we’ve gathered a small but awesome batch of football apps. Whether you simply want to get in the football mindset or you’re ready to start tracking every game point and player ranking, these apps for Android and iPhone will help you make the most of the 2012-13 football season.
This football game app from NaturalMotion offers two modes: Tackle Alley for dodging opponents throughout the field and scoring touchdowns and Vengeance for making debilitating tackles. Therefore, it’s good for football fans and players, no matter their position of choice.
This iteration of the Backbreaker 2 game app features solid graphics and fun sound effects to get you in the zone (the end zone, that is). You’ll receive more points for the amount of moves you successfully complete, including tackles, jukes, spins, jumps and showboats. ($2.99 for Android, $0.99 for iPhone)
Another popular game highlighting the great American sport is NFL Flick Quarterback. But unlike Backbreaker 2: Vengeance, which lets you play offense or defense, this game app is focused on the quarterback position.
Your goal is to “flick” the pigskin across the field to your receiver, and as is custom for game apps, your level of difficulty increases with your challenges. A burly linebacker will drag you down before you know it, but luckily your player’s skill set will improve with practice. NFL Flick Quarterback also features all 32 teams, which is a plus. ($1.99 for Android and iPhone)
Part of being a football fan means collecting paraphernalia from your favorite team. In lieu of the jumbo foam fingers and T-shirts, why don’t you purchase something that will remind you of your team every day?
This Android wallpaper app will bedazzle your phone’s background banner with images of your favorite team, including a 3D helmet that rotates and an animated team flag. The downside is that you have to shell out $1.99 to pick your team, unless you’re satisfied with the general NFL-themed wallpaper. But hey, look who’ll be winning that team spirit award? (Free for Android)
Time to update your trusty NFL Mobile app for 2012-13 football season. This app houses everything football related, from a frequently updated news feed to breaking news videos.
But its claim to fame is its live streaming video for Verizon Wireless customers on select Android smartphones, including NFL RedZone and Sunday Night Football on NBC. The only catch: You have to upgrade to NFL Mobile Premium, which costs five dollars a month. (Free for Android and iPhone)