PadGadget Essentials: This Week’s Apps and Accessories for Football Lovers

Football season is just around the corner. The NFL Preseason officially started on August 13. To celebrate America’s favorite brutal sport, the PadGadget writers spent the week finding the best apps to help you build your Fantasy Football team, listen to the game, keep up to date on the NFL and college league season, and party in the parking lot before the action begins.


We kicked this week off with a comprehensive list of Top Fantasy Football Apps. If you are in need of a heavy duty draft pick adjuster, a way to keep track of your Fantasy league, or the best way to find out about Fantasy Football news, we’ve got the right app to get you ready for the 2012 season.

Whether you’re a Fantasy Football fanatic or brand new to the role-playing sport, learn How to Use Your iPad to Create and Manage Your Fantasy Football Team from us. We’ve tracked down some of the most popular apps and walk you through the process of building and managing a Fantasy Football team from the bottom up.

If you plan on following your favorite team around this season, the best way to book travel plans is with Kayak. Get quotes for hotels, car rentals, air travel, and more. Read all about what this convenient app has to offer here.

Our list of Top Five Football Apps for Your iPad is a well-rounded group of apps ranging from great apps for watching Sunday Ticket to top Football themed games. Find out about a great scorekeeping app, apps to get the latest news and information about the NFL 2012 season, and the best way to track the status of your favorite NFL teams and players. Sometimes, you can’t easily watch The Game. Maybe you’re in church or having dinner with the in-laws. If your eyes are busy working, but you mind is on Football, check out our list of Top Football Radio Apps to get you through the season. Listen to play-by-plays, get up to the minute scores, and listen to expert analysis with the radio apps we found just for the Football fan in you.

If you are heading out to party in the parking lot this football season, check out our list of Top Tailgating Apps. Whether you need some grill recipes or some drink recipes, we can help you organize a tailgate party that will make you the envy of that carload of college kids in row T.

Is Your iPad read for some football? If not, check out our list of apps to get you through the NFL season. Start with the Official Preseason all the way through Monday Night Football, the Sunday Ticket, and everything in between. You’ll never have to miss another game again.


We put together the perfect accessories to make your tailgating party a success. Once you’ve downloaded our recommended apps, pick up an iGrill to keep an eye on your meats. To really make your tailgate party rock, grab a set of Jawbone Jambox speakers or connect your iPad to Altec Lansings’ portable speaker dock. Make sure you’ve got extra juice, battery juice that is, with Mophi’s Juice Pack Powerstation.

Also,check out our hands-on review of the WingStand, which connects your iPad to an Apple Wireless Keyboard. We also let our readers know about ZooGue’s newest iPad case, as well as ThinkGeek’s idea of going back in time.

Since the NFL season is on its way, are you ready for some football? Did we forget to mention your favorite sports app?                                     

About Lory: Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik