Let’s face it: football is an obsession for many fans across the world, one that has them following the sport not just during the season, but throughout the year, from the off-season signings to the draft to Training Camp. Fans want to stay current on all of the league news as well as their favorite team’s latest information. Today, it’s easier to do just that than ever. Because of the sheer amount of mobile devices out there, sports websites have created many apps that can help fans, both casual and obsessive, keep track of breaking news, transactions and, injuries and recruiting, and virtually any aspect of the game you may be interested in learning more about. The Sports Techie community blog guest article was provided by Dylan Clayton who is a huge football fan and enjoys keeping fit with his family. His articles focus on sports tech, fandom and lifestyle.
Here are some of the top apps for football fans.
The ESPN App
ESPN has been one of the leaders in sporting coverage for decades, and they take the same approach with their mobile application, especially for football.
Not only can you keep track of your favorite team in both college and professional football, you can even use the WatchESPN app to view games that are playing on the ESPN television channel, so you never have to miss a snap. The app allows you to get up-to-the-minute stats from around the league and all of the divisions of college and has archived video so you can replay highlights any time you want.
Weather Live Free
Thinking about going to a game this weekend, having a BBQ or even just tailgating? Then you need to know what to expect while you’re outside, and this Android weather app can help keep you up-to-date.
Weather Live provides you all of the weather data you need to plan your day accordingly: temperature (including “feels like” temperature), precipitation, and wind direction and speed. It also has an hourly forecast so you can know exactly what to expect throughout the day. The built-in seven day forecast can also keep you ahead of the weather and gives you enough time to change your plans if you need to.
Fantasy football has been a huge boon to football fandom, and there are apps out there that let you get in on all of the action.
This app has everything you need to play fantasy football, whether you’re a new rookie to the game or an old veteran. You can join or create leagues, participate in live drafts and stay current on transactions and injury news that affects your players.
This popular app owned by Turner Sports, Time Warner and now AT&T, continues the great news and coverage that the website has offered for years. You can get instant access to team news, league news, game coverage and scores all in one place.
You also get access to instant breaking news, so you will know the minute something important happens in both college and professional football. You can even create a stream that links to local news, so you can follow high school and local college programs as well.
Modern football fans are certainly enjoying a more immersive fan experience the continuing evolution of sports technology provides indicated by the large amount of apps downloaded from Google Play and the App Store, featuring instant availability of free live scoring, push notifications and much more, all while on the go.
Best of luck down the stretch earning a spot in your fantasy football league playoffs and ultimately winning the 2016 championship game.
In the end, there can be only one champion, let it be you because of football apps, analytics and strategy designed to take you to the top.
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