Super Bowl 50 is nearly upon us. Whether you’re backing the Broncos or Panthers, or simply enjoying the spectacle, there’s a lot of excitement ahead this weekend. Besides enjoying the football, it’s the perfect opportunity to gather some friends together and eat some awesome snack food. Oh, and enjoy the halftime show. Here are 10 apps for iPhone and iPad that will make your Super Bowl experience even greater.
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1. NFL Mobile (Free) - An excellent starting point, the official NFL app has many of the basics covered. If you're a Verizon customer, you can watch the Super Bowl live from your phone, but even if you're not, there's something to enjoy here. You can follow along with minute by minute scoring and highlights, check out stats for all the teams and read articles about them, too.
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2. ESPN (Free) - Good for more than just the Super Bowl, ESPN's app includes live video and audio streaming from across its networks. ESPN Radio means you have access to more than 100 ESPN podcasts, while also being able to check in on real-time updates and commentary on exactly what's going on. You won't be short of content to absorb.
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3. Road to 50 (Free) - Made especially for this Super Bowl, Road to 50 is ideal for Super Bowl fans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The app offers a schedule of events for fans, so they know where to head to join in on the fun. There are interactive maps for those exploring the Bay, as well as transportation information so you won't get lost.
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4. Super Bowl Stadium (Free) - One of the lucky ones who's actually going to the stadium to watch the game? Yup, many will hate you. This app means you'll be well informed as to what you need to do. It offers transportation options, information on what's going on game day, and more. While at the game, you can use it to watch the commercials, instant replays, and explore interactive maps of the stadium.
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5. GrubHub (Free) - It's not a true Super Bowl experience unless you're also enjoying more junk and snack food than you can handle. GrubHub is a convenient way of having food delivered to your door. Just enter your location, look up what restaurants are available to you, and pick out a meal. You can pay via cash, credit card or PayPal, with the food turning up shortly after.
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6. Food.com (Free) - Want to make your own snacks? Food.com has half a million different recipes. Some aren't suited for a fun Super Bowl party, but many are perfect for it. You can easily plan out your day, set up shopping lists, and search for different recipes according to dietary requirements. There's something that's sure to be ideal for your party.
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7. Food Network in the Kitchen (Free) - Need even more recipes? Look no further than Food Network in the Kitchen. The app offers thousands of recipes, as well as new content from various Food Network chefs on a regular basis. Check out the Quick & Easy category for a quick meal pregame.
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8. Wikipanion (Free) - Arguing with your buddies about stats and past teams that a certain player used to play for? Sure, you can load up Wikipedia in a browser window, but Wikipanion is a much easier experience. The app makes it easy to browse through the different categories on each page, as well as search more freely. You can bookmark pages too, so don't forget to set it up for a quick glance at both teams ready for Sunday.
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9. Fancred (Free) - Working as a kind of sporting social network, Fancred gives you a way of communicating with other fans around the world. You can stream live video and view instant scores, but the fun here is that you can also chip in with comments on how things are progressing. It's not quite the same as being in a sports bar, but it's a convenient replacement for those not going out.
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10. Sports Illustrated The Football Book ($1.99) - It's a little old but Sports Illustrated The Football Book is a fine coffee table kind of app. Based upon the book of the same name, the app offers photo galleries, slide shows, and audio commentaries connected to pro football. Consider it as a great way to whet your appetite before the big game.