Must-Have Apps for Football and Tailgating Season

Football season is finally here, and if you’re a passionate fan like I am, you want to stay on top of the action. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team from seats on the 50-yard line, your couch or your favorite tailgating spot, there’s an app to help keep you connected. From score updates and news about your favorite teams to tips for planning the perfect tailgate, your mobile device is the ideal teammate.

  1. ESPN College Football is the ultimate companion for every college football fan.  With real-time coverage of all FBS and FCS schools, live streams of games, and highlights seconds after a play happens, you can keep up with your team when you’re on the go. Football fans can create customizable scoreboards and alerts, so you don’t need to worry about missing your favorite team’s games.
  2. NFL Mobile puts everything you need to know about the season and your pro team at your fingertips. Complete with alerts for your teams and the league, on-demand video, comprehensive game breakdowns and an in-app Fantasy Football game, NFL Mobile is a one-stop shop. (Through the 2014-2015 season, customers with The MORE Everything Plan get NFL Mobile with live streaming games and NFL Network 24/7 on their compatible smartphone for no additional cost.)
  3. Twitter has become a crucial way to experience and participate in real-time football conversations. Follow your favorite teams or sports media like ESPN’s Rece Davis to stay in the loop, ask questions and interact with other fans.
  4. TuneIn is the perfect app to have ready to go on your smartphone or tablet for your tailgate setup. It allows users to discover, follow and listen to over 100,000 radio stations so you can stream one game while you’re still enjoying your pre-game meal before the next. Hook the device up to your Bluetooth speaker and the whole crew can listen while you get hyped up for the action on the field.
  5. Grill-It is the tailgating and grilling enthusiast’s best friend. Be the VIP of the tailgate with the help of this app, which offers grilling recipes with photos on the go. Save and quickly access your favorite touchdown recipes for future reference.

I’ll be using these apps and more to keep up with my beloved Alabama Crimson Tide this season. What are your must-have football and tailgating apps? Tell us on Twitter at @VZWNews or @VZWKate

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This is part of the Verizon Wireless “Must-have Apps” series, which provides insights into the apps that people use every day to embrace the mobile lifestyle.