5. Odds Insider – Live Sports Betting Odds: This is one of several sports betting apps in the App Store. I love this app for its simple user-friendly interface and its “line tracking.” This app will keep up with the changes in spreads until game time, and you can set alerts for it to tell you when the line has hit a certain point. Odds Insider has NFL Football, College Football, NBA Basketball, NCAA Basketball, MLB Baseball, NHL Hockey, and Soccer, and a variety of different “books” to choose.
4. ESPN Streak for the Cash: (DISCLAIMER: You’re not going to ever win.) This is just one of those fun games that sports geeks play where you have the chance to win ~$50,000. The object of the game is to pick a “Streak” of questions correctly and eventually have a long enough winning streak to cross a certain threshold. But trust me, picking 27 or 28 of these questions in a row are hard. For instance, here’s one of the questions for today: “NCB (#10 Ohio State @ #3 Michigan): Which side will record a HIGHER TOTAL? Deshaun Thomas (OSU): 1st Half Field Goals Made or Michigan: Halftime lead or Tie?”
3. Sporcle: I know, I know. Sporcle isn’t technically a “sports” app. But used correctly, it can be. Sporcle has some of the best sports trivia games on the internet, and they’re highly addictive. The app doesn’t have quite as many quizzes as the website, but it’s still great to have on your phone to pass some time.
2. Watch ESPN: This is one of the greatest deals ever. You can watch dozens of sporting events everyday on your phone or tablet with the Watch ESPN app. I know I sound like a commercial, but this really is that great. All you have to do is select your cable provider and input your online account sign in information. I highly recommend downloading it for college basketball season.
1. theScore: This is my go-to sports information app. If I want to know any scores or statistics, theScore is my favorite app to use. A lot of people use ESPN’s app or Yahoo’s Sportacular app, but neither of those is quite as informative and easy to use as theScore. Everyone most likely already has their app they like to use for scores and stats, but if you haven’t tried this one, I’d highly recommend downloading it and seeing if you like it better.
*One last note, just for the record, I think Twitter is the greatest app ever for sports, but it was to broad to include on this list (It’s great for any topic). That being said, I felt compelled to explain why Twitter wasn’t on this list because I can’t being to tell you how much my viewing experience has improved being able to watch games and read informative, critical, and humorous tweets about it. A world without Twitter would have been really boring during that blackout in the middle of the Super Bowl.