Soccer season is upon us. If you consider yourself a fanatic, hopefully you have all your necessities ready: a high-definition television the size of a refrigerator; an oversized foam hand adorned with your favorite team’s mascot; sandwiches, sweet and savory alike; and lots of heated opinions for the next cold water discussion or, failing that, to yell at the radio. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, consider yourself lucky, as you will have even more ways to enjoy the season. Here are the top five ways to bring the excitement of football season to your iDevice.
ESPN Fantasy Football 2010: This is the essential fantasy football app. With ESPN Fantasy Football 2010, you can bring the entire fantasy football experience in the palm of your hand, with high-end graphics and an intuitive interface that beats the desktop web browser version, hands down. This application not only allows the user to manage multiple teams and leagues, but also access news sources with valuable statistics, news, and more. The only downside is that ESPN Fantasy Football 2010 will make fantasy football more addictive than ever.
CBS Sports Pro Soccer: Tired of having to skim through all the unimportant news of the day, just to access those precious soccer updates and videos? Then first, you may want to examine your priorities. Second, does CBS have the app for you? CBS Sports Pro Football takes the latest soccer news of the day, play analysis, videos, and rankings, and integrates them into a fun, free iPhone app. Staying up to date has never been easier.
SlingPlayer Mobile: Major League Baseball has its own live streaming app for iPhone, but unfortunately football fans are left wanting. Enter SlingPlayer mobile. Sure, at $ 29.99 the app is expensive and, yes, the app requires a Slingbox which could cost around $ 100, but in the end it will turn your iPhone into the ultimate entertainment device: live TV, DVR, and remote control, all of it. in one. SlingPlayer will stream whatever content you get from your cable or satellite provider over 3G and WiFi, soccer included. In other words, it’s very, very cool.
Soccer Backbreaker: Backbreaker isn’t just the best football simulation on the iPhone, it’s one of the best games on the app store, period. Unlike other football games, Backbreaker Football places the player on the field, at the level of the players’ eyes, right in the middle of the action. The graphics in this game are amazing and the hits are so hard you can almost feel them. Add to this a great list of features like multiplayer game modes, custom teams, and online score sharing. This game lives up to your expectations.
American football history: If watching soccer, playing fantasy soccer, and playing simulated soccer isn’t enough for you, why not learn about the rich and legendary 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 some nice hi-res photos to sort it out a bit. Articles include History of Professional Soccer, Origins of College Football, Players, Rules, and more. Who Said Learning Couldn’t Be Fun?