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That’s right, football fans, SportStream Football provides quick, real-time access to footbal news, updates, scores, live tweets and game highlight alerts right as they occur. Fantasy football fans will surely agree that this is could be their secret weapon – all the football data they can lay their little iOS fingers on.
SportStream Football allows users to choose their favorite team or teams, read up on Fantasy Football news, opt in to push notifications for game events, check in to games, post comments to Twitter about scoring alerts, view detailed stats info, and more.
• Top Football News
• Game check-ins, alerts and progressive scores
• Fantasy News
• Injury Report
• Tweet your comments directly from alerts
• Plus, a news channel for every team!
Seriously, what more do football superfans need? SportStream Football is published by Seattle and San Francisco based Evri, a company focused on pulling together deep content streams about specific content across the internet and providing it to their users via the web and iOS.
SportStream is available now in the App Store for free.
Released: 2010-10-25 :: Category: Sports
Oh fantasy football, how I love thee.
Every August or so, I, along with 30 million other people around the world, play the ultimate fan game of fantasy football. While most people find playing only on their computers is good enough, the tech savvy (or fantasy football obsessed) sometimes feel the need to take their favorite game with them. I mean, what if I’m out on a Sunday night and a player gets hurt in pregame warm-ups? Hey, it could happen.
Most though just use mobile fantasy apps to check their league scores, and that is fine too. Whatever your needs are, you need the best app out there. Here are my four favorites.
While I don’t judge people on what fantasy service they use (except for people who play on the slow as molasses Bing-powered Fox Sports), I tend to favor Yahoo! and ESPN leagues. Fortunately for me, Fantasy Monster provides simultaneous access to both leagues, letting me trade players, set lineups, and see my league scores all in the same place. The interface isn’t the prettiest thing on the planet, but this is football people! We don’t need no stinkin’ pretty here!
If you also play fantasy basketball, pick up the pro version. If not, save $2 and get the football only one.
Released: 2010-05-21 :: Category: Sports
Released: 2010-08-15 :: Category: Sports
CBS Sports Pro Football/ Yahoo! Fantasy Football/ ESPN Fantasy Football
If you play in one of the big 3 fantasy leagues (Yahoo!, ESPN, or CBS Sportsline), each of the services offer their own fantasy app to support your addiction. Instead of just showing rosters/ letting you manipulate them and fantasy scores (the fantasy app standards), all of the app have a bit more in them to sweeten the pot.
Content wise, the Yahoo! app is the lightest, giving you the standard abilities of a fantasy app with a few episodes of a Yahoo! Fantasy Football webisode. The CBS Mobile app is a bit more packed in, giving you your fantasy controls as well as a bunch of fantasy news plus a live gamecast, so you can see exactly how your favorite player is doing in his game. Both the CBS and Yahoo! apps are free, so any and all features are just bonuses.
ESPN on the other hand is a bit more proud of their fantasy app, and they make you pay for it. Like last years model, the app gives you all the standard fantasy football controls with some news, but the app also pushes you info about the players in your starting lineup. Drew Brees goes down in warmups week 1, finally realizing that he shouldn’t have been on cover of Madden this year? ESPN will let you know… the others won’t. Is it worth your hard earned cash? If you’re in any money leagues, or value your football pride over $5, yes.
Released: 2009-09-10 :: Category: Sports
Released: 2009-09-08 :: Category: Sports
Released: 2010-08-31 :: Category: Sports
Fantasy Draft Genie
If you are still in pre-draft mode and have a modified scoring system, Fantasy Football Genie is an indispensable tool. You just load up your scoring system, as bizarre as it may be, and it’ll rank your players accordingly. If you get really ambitious, you can even enter in all players drafted in real time and the app will give you a top 3 recommendation when it becomes your pick. I have a few PPR and return yardage leagues this year that could definitely use some draft help.
Released: 2010-08-16 :: Category: Sports
iHandy Coin Flip
In Fantasy Football, no matter how much of a grizzled veteran you are, any tight game can come down to complete chance. Anyone who says that it’s all luck is a fool, because the game definitely revolves around great mid season pickups and trades (and setting your lineup… *shakes head*).
Sometimes though, no matter how much thought you put into deciding which player to start on a given week, you just can’t make the decision. Do you go with old reliable or the streaky pick with a ton of upside… what will happen come game time is anyone’s guess. Don’t stress though, just flip a coin. Don’t make it a real coin though, go digital.
iHandy Coin Flip lets you flip and of the 50 state quarters that you want, as well as 10 presidential coins. If you want a comprehensive coin flip app fit for a serious decision, make iHandy your choice.
“It’s the most wonderful time, of the year!” As the popular Christmas tune rings through my head, ironically, I am not thinking about the holidays. For many men, myself included, the most wonderful time of our year is the kickoff to the fantasy football season. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a green rookie, the key to having a good season is having strong draft selections right out of the gate. Thank goodness ESPN has our backs, recently releasing an awesome new draft tools application for iOS devices.
The 500 top picks and NFL prospects will be at your fingertips, helping to make draft day that much more successful this season. Here are some of the other features of the application:
- 2010 Rankings and Projections for 500+ players
- Player Cards with images, projections and ESPN analysis
- Players sorted by name, rank, team/bye week and projected points
- The ESPN bottom-line with the latest sports news and updates
- Updated rankings delivered to the app as soon as they are available Plus…
- Better manage the player list with the interactive draft tool
- Email your draft lists right from the app
- Get updates all season on every player in fantasy – And much more!
I wish apps like this had existed a couple of years ago when I was just learning the ropes of fantasy football. It would have been great to have a leg up on my competition, considering they were hell-bent on destroying me anyway. Either way, it is here now and you better believe that I will be taking advantage of it.
Why a draft specific app, though? Why wouldn’t they just integrate this feature into something that could be used all season, instead of just a single week leading up to the kickoff? I guess we will have to wait and see what else ESPN has up their sleeve. They are pretty smart folks, so I am sure they have some sort of world domination plan in the works.
Oh, and one piece of advice if you are participating in a live draft, please make sure you can pronounce your pick’s actual name. You don’t want to end up like this guy: