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NFL Apps for the iPhone: Get Ready for Football with the Perfect NFL App

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The NFL season is right around the corner, training camps are starting up, and you are looking for ways to keep up with your favorite football team on your iPhone. Here is a list of some of the best NFL Apps for the iPhone.

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We have scoured the web looking for the best football apps for the iPhone in order to keep you up to date with NFL News or to help you in your Fantasy Football season.

If you have a favorite app not listed here leave a comment and share your knowledge with other football fans.

So, lets get ready for some football and show off the best the iPhone has to offer fans of the great National Football League.

Football News Apps

ESPN Score Center
ESPN Score Center: Free

ESPN Score center for iPhone

The ESPN Score Center is a free app that offers features for the football fan and most any other sport you are in to.  One nice thing about this app is the ability to set up alerts so your iPhone can send you a notice at the start of the game, at the end of a quarter, or for each score in the game.

ScoreCenter Features:

* NFL Stats

* Personalized scoreboards and live game details

* Push Scoring Alerts: Full season and single game scoring alerts.

* myTeams: Follow all your favorite teams across sports with the new myTeams card. Set the app to launch myTeams first on every visit and your favorite teams’ scores are just one tap away

The myTeams feature is nice.  It allows you to set up the App to send you push notifications for your favorite teams.

On the down side the interface for this app is difficult to use, it seems more like a port form other ESPN Apps rather than an App built specifically for the iPhone.  Let’s hope that ESPN can find away to harness all this sports information in an app that feels like a native iPhone app.

NFL Pro Tweets
NFL Pro Tweets: Free

NFL Tweets follow the tweets of your favorite NFL playersThis free app is an official App of the NFL Players Association.  It is a full featured twitter client focussed on pro football Tweets.

It features tweets sent directly from some of your favorite National Football League stars. It allows you full access to the tweets sent and access to the NFLPlayers.com news feed.

See what is happening first hand from the players on the field.

Sportacular
Sportacular: Free

Sportacular for the NFL fanSportacular is another general sports app that has football News, stats, and live updates.  It may be one of the best general sports apps going on the iPhone as it offers a great user interface and tons of information for the sports fan.

Along with the features it offers for football fans it has a ton of information for the general sports fan.  They offer a free (ad sponsored) app and a paid app called Sportacular Pro for $1.99 that is ad free.

Fast, up-to-the-minute scores, standings, schedules, stats and news for pro and college sports.

- MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, MLS, NCAAFB, NCAABB (Men and Women), NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series

- Soccer/Futbol (including English Premiership, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga)

- Golf leaderboards and schedules (including PGA, LPGA, PGA Champions, EURO PGA and PGA Nationwide)

- Cheer for your team and chat with your real friends during games using Facebook Connect!

- Follow breaking news and rumors from ESPN, CBS, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo and more.

- Track your favorite players or fantasy teams by creating custom groups.

- Predict the winners of each game and see who the Sportacular community thinks will win.

Push notifications delivered to your iPhone and Touch for your favorite teams and for any specific game you choose:
- Game reminders
- Game starting updates
- Score updates
- Quarter updates
- Game end updates

Pro Football Live
Pro Football Live: Free

NFL news on your iPhoneI used Pro Football Live last year to keep up with the NFL.  It does offer a good source of news and information for your favorite team and offers you the ability to select teams you are interested in and filter your news for that favorite team.

Pro Football Live brings the latest pro football news, team & player updates, NFL Trade Rumors from right to your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch instantly. Carry it around in your iPhone or iPod Touch like you carry a newspaper. Information is updated in Real time – no waiting for morning newspapers.

FEATURES:
- Offers TRUE OFFLINE browsing experience: You can read all the news even when there is no EDGE/3G or WiFi. Even when you are in a subway, you will have access to news articles!
- Get the LATEST NFL football news, player updates and team standings from pre-season to the Super Bowl.
- CHOOSE your information from top NFL websites.
- SHARING: email links to your friends about your favorites articles.
- BOOKMARK – your favorite news articles.

Get latest team info about the 32 teams :

New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, National Football Conference, Dallas Cowboys,

Fantasy Football Apps

The ESPN NFL Draft Kit:

ESPN NFL draft kit for iPhoneThe ESPN NFL Draft Kit has tons of information for the NFL fantasy player.  The app’s strong point are thumbnail profiles for many players—in addition to last season’s stats, you also get a paragraph of analysis from ESPN’s fantasy experts. The problem with the app is that all the information is really difficult to get to and navigate.  Like the ESPN Score Center App this app is difficult to use, poor interface, menus buried under other menus, etc.

It is too bad that ESPN can’t develop Apps for the iPhone that feel like native iPhone Apps.  Instead I feel like I am using a Palm App that has been ported to the iPhone.

Fantasy Football Cheatsheet
Fantasy Football Cheetsheet ’10 $2.99

The Fantasy Football CheatsheetThe Fantasy Football Cheatsheet has been the best selling fantasy football app for the iPhone for last two years.  It is back for the 2010 football season and is looking to improve on it features this year.

The iPhone’s best selling fantasy football drafting app from 2008 & 2009 is back for the 2010 season. Featuring up to the minute news and injury info. Custom rankings using your league scoring system. Team depth charts. ADP and AAV all included for one low unbeatable price!

 

Now featuring AccuScore projections and player rankings,  news, injuries and depth charts are provided by Rotowire.com. ADP & AAV is provided by MyFantasyLeague.com.

Leave the pen and paper at home. Dominate your draft with nothing more than your iPhone and Fantasy Football Cheatsheet ’10!!!!

Features include:

Amazingly accurate stats projections provided by AccuScore, Up to the minute player news, Up to the minute injury ✚ info, Complete team depth charts, 2010 projected stats plus ’09 & ’08 season stats, Custom rankings based on your league scoring system, Manually rank players by position or overall. Create the perfect rankings for your draft strategy, Beautiful UI design. View player profiles, NFL stats and news by swiping left or right, Search by player or by team to quickly locate any player or team roster.

DirctTV NFL App:
DirectTV NFL app: Free

Watch live NFL games on your iPhoneIf you are an NFL DirectTV subscriber you can watch all the games live on your iPhone.  Of course, this is an extra charge above the regular NFL Sunday Ticket pricing.

DirectTV has this to say about their app:

Add NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ To-Go to NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ and get live streams of every NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ game on your smartphone. The NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ To-Go Mobile app is available for iPhone, select Android, Blackberry® smartphone and Windows Mobile devices, and Palm Pre*.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ To-Go features:

Live Streaming Video: Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ game, plus the Red Zone Channel. You can switch from game to game at any time.

Highlights: Relive the big moments. See up to 12 significant plays from every game, either individually or consecutively.

Scores & Game Status: See scores and game status for the current week’s completed and in-progress games. Check the schedule for the upcoming games.

NFL Stats: An indispensable feature for fantasy footballers. Track your favorite players’ performance with a touch. Get game and player stats instantly for each game.

Still looking for the perfect Pro Football App?

If you do a modest search on the web you will find users clamoring for an NFL app for the iPhone that is similar to the great app produced by MLB.

If such an app existed I would buy it today.

As it stands right now that is not possible.

In a 750 million dollar deal Verizon has paid the money to be the official mobile sponsor for the NFL.  So unless Apple opens up for a Verizon iPhone (wink wink) there will be no NFL app on the iPhone.

Let’s face it, the NFL is big business.  Because it is hot the NFL owners can charge what they want for rights to their broadcasts. They are not interested in selling you a $1.99 app when they can hit the folks up at Verizon for a cool 750 mil.

I used to be a NFL Sunday Ticket subscriber.  Every year the NFL continued to milk a little more money out of me in order to watch my favorite out of market team.  Finally I got out the calculator and figured it would cost me about $24 a game to watch my team on TV.  That was just for the NFL Sunday Ticket, that did not include the $130.00 ish a month that I was already paying DirectTV.  Enough was enough so I finally said no.

I still follow my team the best I can but I NEVER get a chance to watch them in my local market.  Am I still a fan, yep I love football, but maybe a little bit less of a fan due to the greed of the players, owners, and the NFL franchise that continue to demand more and more from their fans on a yearly basis.  At some point things will equalize as more and more people say no to the outrageous prices afforded by the NFL. Until then I will watch my local games and the brief highlights of my team on ESPN.

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