If your autumnal tastes veer less toward the kaleidoscopic joys of leaf-peeping, and more towards disemboweling a bag of particularly unhealthy potato chips and camping out in front of some good, old-fashioned smash-mouth football, the mobile app industry is there to pick up the slack and keep you connected to the goings-on of the gridiron all week long.
If you prefer the innovations and antics of college ball, Appolicious recently compiled a list of great college football apps to keep you abreast of all that’s happening in the 2011 season. Apps like the $.99 College Football Schedules and Scores and the free-of-charge Sporting News NCAA Football will make sure you stay on top of all the big news in the games you either can’t watch or aren’t watching. And if you’re one of the die-hards who needs to follow more than one game at a time, the technically audacious College Football Radio app provides live audio for as many as seventy-five different teams.
Of course, if you’re more interested in following the NFL, there’s no shortage of mobile apps designed to help feed your need for more football. Every professional team has its own app, naturally, and the NFL itself sponsors a host of great apps for football fans. According to Mike Wendland of PC Mike, however, the best new app out there is one called Sportscaster. Sportscaster is completely free, and allows its users to tap into scoreboards and schedules, but also allows you to follow the Twitter feeds of your favorite teams and favorite games. And for the truly fanatic fans willing to shell out the monthly $10 subscription fee, NFL Mobile provides you with access to video highlights and “more game day data and video than you could ask for.”
Lastly, if you prefer virtual teams to the real thing, AppAdvice has assembled and reviewed some of the best fantasy football apps available on the market. There are, of course, dozens of such apps out there, ranging in price from $4.99 to completely free, and allowing you to manage your teams, evaluate your trades, and keep up to date with all the sports news you’ll need to know to succeed this season.