Preparing for the Brett Favre Bowl? These apps are at the head of the pack

Oct 5, 2009
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While ESPN and other traditional sports media outlets devote 24/7 attention to Brett Favre’s face-off against his old team the Packers, the iPhone can also capably quarterback you through deeper areas of coverage.  Whether you are looking for local insight on tonight’s tilt, enjoy calling your own plays, or feel personally betrayed by Brett’s behavior, there […]

While ESPN and other traditional sports media outlets devote 24/7 attention to Brett Favre’s face-off against his old team the Packers, the iPhone can also capably quarterback you through deeper areas of coverage. 

Whether you are looking for local insight on tonight’s tilt, enjoy calling your own plays, or feel personally betrayed by Brett’s behavior, there are apps available to get you in the game. We even have a few recommendations for Number 4 himself.

Following the action

Football Fans – Minnesota is part of a series of local fan apps developed by by Brighthouse Labs that provide a nice mix of news, stats and fan chat. The Football Fans series excels among a crowded field of fan apps due to its across-the-board clean design and user interface. Rarely to do you have to adjust the screen size or change a setting when bouncing around from blogs, to mainstream publications to chat environments. 

For Green Bay Packers fans who are looking beyond the Favre melodrama and understand that “winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing”, Vince Lombardi QuickQuotes is a worthy download. Not only will the free app remind Packer Backers of their team’s true golden age (Favre after all only won one Super Bowl), but also reinforce the notion that “the achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”

For nearly two decades, John Madden carried a highly visible man-crush for Farvre and the way he played the game. While Madden is actually able to stay retired for some period of time, his Madden NFL 10 by EA Sports app is the best way to call the plays as Brent would. The $7.99 app was released September 3 and thus had enough time to include Favre in a Viking uniform.

Taking things personally 

Could it have been possible that even while Favre was leading the Packers he had designs on becoming a Viking? If so, than Mind-Reader1 Infidelity Checker would have been a way to find out in advance. The $2.99 novelty app playfully uses voice recognition technology to detect where one’s true emotions lie. 

When Favre returns to Lambeau Field in a couple weeks, Packer fans can collectively become the 12th player on the team by downloading iRevenge. The 99-cent app has 20 different sound effects geared for practical jokes and putting an adversary in his place.

Favre can take a snap of these apps   

As the Viking’s are Favre’s third different team in as many years, there are a number of personal and professional contacts he must track and maintain. While head butts are more his thing, Favre would be wise to download the popular Bump application to most easily hand-off relevant info about himself to new co-workers. 

Of course, at some point, Favre will eventually retire to spend time riding his tractor in Mississippi. Until then, he can pass the time in the locker room or on flights playing with the children’s Tractors app. This 99-cent app is targeted to 2-to-6 year-olds who are fascinated by tractors, trucks and other machinery.” Perfect for those times when Favre acts just like a child.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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