HLN: The Best Football Apps to Check Out This Season

Are you ready??? It’s Football season again and you want to be prepared. So get out your smartphone and grab some of the best apps out there to stay on top of your teams, your fantasy football league, to learn more about the game, and even one for all of you who bleed purple like me to stay on top of the world’s greatest team, THE RAVENS.

NFL Mobile – FREE for basic and $5 a month Premium
Available for Android, Apple, Blackberry, and Windows Phones

This app contains everything you could want to know about the NFL this season. Scores, standings, news, schedules, a link to NFL.com fantasy football, and video highlights. It has custom team alerts. So you can get an alert on everything RAVENS—scores, injuries, highlights, etc. All information tailored to your favorite team. For HUGE Football fans that cannot go without there is a premium upgrade. If you are a Verizon customer, you can upgrade to premium features for access to NFL RedZone which lets you watch games live on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays. This also gives you access to the NFL Network 24/7.
The Premium upgrade costs $5 per month.

Yahoo Fantasy Football – FREE
For Android and Apple

New and Improved app that looks great and allows you to keep up with your team and league on the go! It allows you to get live scoring, make live and mock drafts, manage your roster anywhere at anytime. You no longer have to wait to get home to make your changes or get updates for you teams. This app allows you to manage your team and stay on top of all the breaking news as well as all the real time scores.

Kurt Warner’s Football 101 for Kids, Pocket Edition – $1.99
For Apple Devices

The app says it’s for kids, but I think this is great for anyone who wants to have fun and learn the basics of football. This could be great for spouses, friends and significant others who may not understand the game of football, but want to participate. Kurt Warner and his animated pal, Qubee, will teach you all sorts of fundamentals through videos, and different instructions. You learn about basics like what the positions are and what they do, what downs are, and how to keep score.
You have the opportunity to win trophies for what you learn when you test yourself with timed quizzes. This is a fun and easy way to familiarize yourself, your child, or your significant other with the basics of football.

Baltimore Ravens Mobile – FREE
For Android, Apple, and Blackberry

THE OFFICIAL APP OF THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!! This gives you everything you want to know about the Ravens! Full schedule, roster info, real time scores and stats, who is injured, twitter feeds and more! Also allows you to stay up to date on news, stories and blogs! If you want to follow the best team in the country, then you need this app!