October 10, 2012
Best Fall Sports Apps For Android
Fall is one of the best seasons for sports. We are currently in the middle of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the college football season, and on the brink of a new season for the NBA and college basketball.
The experience gets better when loading up your Android phone with sport-specific apps that allow for following when away from a TV or watching live. Here are some that you should download from Google Play right away:
MLB At Bat ’12: The flagship app from Major League Baseball is $3.99 for the postseason, giving you access to live audio, pitch-by-pitch tracking, and other in-game statistics. If you are already an MLB.TV premium subscriber, you get all the content and live streaming for free.
ESPN College Football: It’s one of a growing number of apps that does not feel like the Android version was an afterthought. You can select your favorite team for score updates, news, and stats. It has an excellent interface for browsing scores and other highlights. It serves as a great companion for Saturdays to keep tabs on the large number of games. Also, it will send alerts to notify you if key plays or scores.
NFL ’12: The NFL’s official app is a great way to follow your favorite team and keep tabs on Sunday’s action. You can also browse league news and even buy tickets. For enhanced NFL coverage, consider adding on the league’s Thursday Night Football Extra app for in-game video and a chance to play “Trivia Challenge.”
NBA Game Time: October 31 isn’t just Halloween this year – it is also the start of the NBA season for many teams. If you want detailed stats about NBA games and team news, this is another good free option.
Bracket Bound: We are still about four weeks away from the NCAA college basketball season, but for some it is already time to start looking forward to who will compete in March Madness. Bracket Bound offers news, analysis, and of course scores for college hoops faithful.
Yahoo! Sportacular: Since its days before being acquired by Yahoo! Sportacular has developed a loyal following. It serves as a good, all-in-one hub for those who just want a clean, streamlined interface dedicated to the most recent scores.