FIFA released an app for iOS and Android just ahead of next week’s the final drawing that will determine who plays who in the 2014 World Cup.
IronRank is releasing a free Android app that can help you predict NFL game results with more accuracy than most sports pundits. Granted, sportscasters are pretty much the worst at predicting winners.
Personally, it might break my heart to see any app tell me my team will lose, but being an underdog and winning feels better than losing a game your team should have won. In general, apps are a lot better at statistics than football fans – or most any other humans since they lack emotional bonds to teams while having access to a vast supply of computing energy. Read more
The most exciting football game of the year is just two and a half weeks away and YouTube wants to help you plan the best Super Bowl party ever. To this end, they’ve launched the Ad Blitz Pre-Game program, presented by Tide—a one-stop destination for playoff coverage, party recipes, tailgating tales, game predictions and more.
Thanks to the miracle of Twitter, fans can watch the failures, triumphs, and rivalries of their favorite athletes even when they’re off the field. In an in-depth look at the social lives of professional soccer players on Twitter, the makers of this infographic have crunched the numbers to show how social media affects the game.
According to a press release from CBS Interactive, a huge number of people watched the game through digital platforms. In fact, the LSU/Alabama game is believed to hold the record for the largest number of fans to watch a football game via the web and iOS devices.
Social networking and sports seem to be involved in a love-hate relationship, with some athletes finding themselves caught in Twitter snafus while some teams have been banned from tweeting altogether. But one football club—Mexico’s Jaguares—is fully embracing Twitter. This month they’ve done away with their traditional jerseys, replacing their names with their Twitter handles!
“I don’t think it’s smart,” Fisher told The Ledger. “There’s no benefit. Tell me a benefit for getting on it? Because the only thing that comes back is negative. They read all the stuff that people say. I’ve told them, ‘Be careful. Don’t listen to it and don’t reply back.’”
Being an American, I tend to have a limited view of European football, or “soccer”. Nevertheless, the rest of the world has a much boarder view of football, as “The World Game,” and it reflects in mobile and social media usage.
The NFL season is just over a week away, and the football world could not be more excited to welcome back the most popular league in North America, and one that threatened not to even take place this fall. While most people would agree that the preseason doesn’t mean very much, it doesn’t mean that fans aren’t watching and aren’t getting excited for what is ahead. The past few weeks have seen several teams take the lead in social popularity, all of which are located in the northeast. Read more