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    Best Football Android Apps of 2020

    Football is the number one sport in the world; it is hardly surprising there are thousands of apps available featuring information on bunches of leagues, thousands of teams, and every player you could care about. Being a fan of European football and primarily the Premiership, I am slightly biased, and I apologize if you notice that the majority of football after recommend are centered around this League. Still, it is the world’s most popular. I hope you’re not too disappointed. Here are some of the best football apps in 2020.

    Best Football Android Apps of 2020

    Forza Football

    This is my go-to app on most weeks during the season. It offers impressive coverage of most of the major leagues. 400 in total, with complete schedules, updates, and live scores. It makes it simple to follow all the teams that you know and love; they also conduct regular polls and have the lineups before many of the major outlets. The quality and quantity of the offer information are impressive. The only negative is the ads you have to deal with.

    Another excellent utility is to record calls with football forecasts. For them you can use applications to record calls

    Premier League/Fantasy Premier League

    Considering this application is entirely free of charge, every fan of the most-watched football league in the world needs to have it. It offers you statistics and scores from every League going back 27 years, as well as the latest updates and news. For fans of Fantasy football, this app also you manage your team.

    BBC Sport

    If you’re looking for high-quality journalism, especially when it comes to sports, it’s hard to look past the BBC. Their sports app is a sheer quality offering the latest news and interviews from almost every major game. For football lovers, there is a particular focus on football; they also have a bunch of experienced pundits. You can even create your sports page, including your leagues and teams, so you’ll consistently be kept up-to-date with any news.

    Top Eleven

    Every football fan has probably tried their hand at some form of the football management game/app. Still, this particular one is, in my opinion, the best mobile FF game available. Over 100 million people play it around the world, meaning that you always have online action no matter what time of the day or night you play. It also has great live player auctions to keep you entertained. As your team improves, you can progress the levels of meeting stiffer competitions along the way and gaining more achievements and trophies.


    are in another massive player in the sports app industry. They allow you to follow your favorite players, teams, and Leagues. Easy for football fans to keep up-to-date on the crucial moments in every game? These are all available to live push notifications. As with most football fans, you probably follow other sports too, and this app also supports all the major ones.

    FIFA Official

    Get all the latest news from home and across the globe on FIFA’s official app. Every football fan is its global fan. They are interested in seeing exclusive features highlight, clips interviews, and news from all around the world. p.


    This one is a little out of the left field. Having recently launched their app to accompany their website, and if you are a real football nerd, you will love this. The depth of information that’s available is staggering even though it isn’t very mobile-friendly, and also if it is mostly in German. You will find info here on the other side don’t have


    This may seem like a strange one, but the banter on the football forums of Reddit is highly entertaining. There are thousands of football communities, Every League, team, and most of the major players have their threads. It offers the perfect platform to hone your trash-talking skills—a great way to connect with new fans and rivals from all over the world. You can but a subscription to get rid of the ads, but I find the free version fine.

    All of these sports apps are available on both Google Play Store. You can get quick updates in the form of articles, video highlights, and statistics. You will not have to spend a lot of time, and all the games that you love will be available at your fingertips.

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    Join an Adult Sports League to Improve Your Life

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    If you think those adult sports leagues seem juvenile and uninteresting, you might want to reconsider your conclusions. Participating on a sports team can improve your health in several ways, including the following:

    1. Social. Some people play in adult sports leagues because they love sports, but many participants are there simply to meet new people or hang out with old friends. When you look at team sports as social interactions, they start to seem less juvenile. There is nothing wrong with meeting your future spouse on a kickball field. Even if you are not looking for romance, playing team sports can enlarge your social circle and enrich your life.

    2. Physical. All times of team sports provide a physical workout. Joining an adult sports league can be part of your personal goal to get in shape, lose weight, or enjoy a vigorous workout once or twice a week. It can also motivate you to exercise on your own, to improve your performance with the team. Because there are many sports and leagues to choose from, you can readily find a team event that is suited to your physical level.

    3. Mental. Team sports are, by their nature, mental games. At a minimum, they require players to learn plays and understand their relationships with fellow team members. In the case of an unfamiliar sport, the entire body of rules and procedures in the game might be new and, therefore, mind-expanding. Adult sports leagues provide a different sort of mental workout than you will get at the office. Consequently, they contribute to your mental health.

    Adult sports leagues can imporve your life in all the ways listed above and more. If you give them a chance, you might find that team sports provide solutions to some of the problems of your work life.


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    In Sports You Have to Be Lucky and Good

    This years Super Bowl featured the Giants,who became the first team in NFL history to allow more points, in the regular season, than they scored. Their opponent, the New England Patriots, were 31st of 32 teams in yards allowed. Both teams played well in the playoffs but were fortunate to be there and once there they got fortunate to win games.

    The Patriots were beaten against the Baltimore Ravens in yards, turnovers time of possession. Tom Brady had a quarterback rating of 57.5 but they won the game when kicker Billy Kundiff missed a game tying 32 yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining. Brady had two interceptions and for the first time in 36 games,did not throw a touchdown pass.

    The Giants have won two Super Bowls in the last five years and both times they were fortunate to even make the playoffs. This year it took a simple incomplete pass that a wide receiver lost in the lights or would have been home for the playoffs. Five years ago they failed to win their division and advanced by being a Wild Card. The then were fortunate to win their last three post season games by a total of 10 points. Capped by a miracle throw and catch to defeat the Patriots.

    The same thing happened last season for the Green Bay Packers. Those same Giants lost a 21 point fourth quarter lead to the Philadelphia Eagles, something they have never done in the history of the NY Giants. If the Giants hold on,Green Bay is also home for the playoffs.

    It gets better for this years Super Bowl champions. Against the San Francisco 49’ers it took a muffed punt and a dropped punt for the Giants to win that game and in the Super Bowl,Wes Welker drops a pass he got both hands on. Color commentator,Cris Collinsworth,said of the drop,”he catches that ball a hundred times out of a hundred.”

    There used to be a poker player named Amarillo Slim and he stated, “luck is an critical part of any sport.” Truer words were never spoken.


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    Online Sports Streaming by Google and YouTube


    How much revenue can Google make from online streaming? Let’s look at Google’s revenue from streaming India Premier League first. Even though detailed numbers and revenue information are not open to the public, it is sure that Google spent 10 million dollar for the rights to two years of streaming live. On the other hand, every single advertiser would not spend more than one million dollar a year for their ads. It indicates that Google’s move into streaming Indian Premier League would not be a failed business. Yet it would also not be comparable to the huge streams of revenue from live television broadcasting. Just look at this: the rights to broadcasting ten years of a cricket league games would cost more than 1.2 billion dollar.

    Clearly, no matter how online streaming tries to compete with television broadcasting, sports leagues and associations will not give up the already deeply entrenched television broadcasting market. Meanwhile, this market will also be considered the most profitable and most important one for ages to come, at least that’s what it seems for now. However, cricket is not a very popular sport worldwide. So, if Google expands its small profit experiment into popular sports such as soccer and basketball, Google’s online streaming profit potential will be skyrocketing.

    Youtube probably won’t make it on time for streaming the world cup. FIFA had already sold out its broadcasting rights to websites all over the world. However, these rights are accompanied by many restrictions, such as that some of the websites can only show videos 90 minutes after the game. The FIFA World Cup probably won’t see an explosion of online sports streaming. Behind every contract between websites and FIFA, FIFA seems to be limiting online streaming because they are able to see the threats online streaming can potential create to the traditional television broadcasting, a media of watching sports that sports fans have stuck to for years.

    Youtube is not the only one looking to profit from online streaming. In fact, Microsoft last year already signed a contract to have sports streaming live in its Xbox Live. Xbox 360 player can enjoy the games while chatting with friends. These live videos are actually from the internet because they are not based on cable television signals. Besides big media, companies and networks, there are also individuals who broadcast games live. Today, we are able to watch many games, from basketball to soccer, on . This kind of website is the typical individual’s contribution. Every registered user can share his/her home’s television signal.

    It is hard to say whether Youtube or other online media’s online streaming will threaten television broadcasting. The means of watching sports live will probably be revolutionizing and developing. Youtube might get some big bucks from the online streaming industry. However, with the huge foundation television has developed, and the television technology that is advancing year after year, television will probably see no competition in the future.


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    Best Sports Movies for the Whole Family

    Whatever you are looking for, I hope that you find it here. I have put together an organized list of my favorite sports films, for adults and teens, children, and those who are looking for a religious aspect as well. Having that said, my list may be a bit longer than the others that have been written. To start off with, I’ll give you my teens and adults list.

    Adults and Teens:

    Remember the Titans – I picked this, because in my opinion, this film is a classic. I don’t know a person alive who has not seen and liked this film. It’s set in a time where schools were just begining to integrate and the town did not like it. The football team too, became integrated and during their training camp, the team had to learn how to set aside differences and work together. It took their commitment to one another that wins over the rest of the town. Great film.

    Rudy – This is a sweet film. A small town boy who didn’t have the best grades, and didn’t have much money has a big dream of being on the football team at Notre Dame. Everyone looks down on him and tries to convince him to give up his dream, but Rudy keeps pushing at it and eventually achieves his goal.

    Brian’s Song – This is a pro football film about two Bears teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers who are fierce competitors. The two start out on the wrong foot, but when Sayers gets injured, the Piccolo decides it’s his duty to make sure Sayers heals so that Piccolo can say that he won fair and square. What started out as a selfish agenda eventually leads to a close friendship that holds strong to the very end. You’ll have to watch this to see how it all plays out. Touching film.

    Glory Road – A film about a small town college basketball coach who integrates his Texas Western team. They go up against the leading team, the Iniversity of Kentucky. An all white team, and the best of the best. Of course they’re cocky, and the rest of the world is rooting for this all white team. Texas Western recieves a whole lot of threats to drop out and let UK win, but they don’t give up and together, they eventually come out on top.

    The Rookie – This is a baseball film about a high school coach who desperately wanted his team to win. The Owls were the worst players in the area and everyone knew it. The coach tried to motivate them, but instead, the kids had a proposition for him. They said, “Coach, how can you tell us to go for our dream, when you turned your back on yours? Let’s make a deal. If we win the district championship, you have to try out for a major-league organization.” The coach took the deal, and from there, you’ll just have to watch to see how it all turns out. Great film.

    Radio – A not so well known film, but it’s a good one. This story is about a young boy who is mentally handicapped. The coach of a high school football team takes a notice and a liking for this boy, and involves him in the team and gets him active in school and in the town. The town really didn’t like this. They liked the way it had always been…this boy out of school, away from the community. All this coach was doing was stirring up trouble. The team didn’t like it either. Eventually, the town gets in an uproar, and it’s up to this coach to show the town the true meaning of love and community. It’s not about how smart or althletic you are, but what’s in your heart. This young boy turns the town to gold and earns a lasting place in the heart of all.


    Field of Dreams – “If you build it, he will come.” These are the words Ray Kinsella hears in his corn field late one night. He ignored the voice and goes about his work, but the voice persists. In the distance he sees an image of a baseball field. Is it a sign that he should build this baseball field in the middle of his corn field? He begins this project and everyone thinks he’s crazy for it. The plot of the story revolves around the ghosts of the 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal appearing in the field Ray Kinsella created. Particularly, the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson. This is a classic film. It was actually created the year I was born. As many years ago as that was, it’s still a good film.

    Facing the Giants – I love this movie. It’s arguably the best religious based sports movie ever made. I personally own this movie. The plot is about a high school football coach, Grant Taylor, who is just miserable with his life. Everything that could go wrong, has pretty much started to. His wife desperately wants a baby, but can’t have one. Members of the community are talking behind his back about firing him due to his six year losing streak. The washing machine and many other appliances in the house are breaking, Grant’s truck is dying…and the list just goes on. When he had nothing left to turn to, Grant pulled out his bible and he studied it. He took periods of alone time for prayer, and really began to grow and believe. That’s when he knew it was time to make a change in his team as well. He took his team aside for an emergency meeting and pep talk about faith. He gets a lot of resistance at first, but things improve immensely. This is a must see movie for those looking for a Christian take on sports.

    Angels in the Outfield & Angels in the Endzone – Angels show up in the California Angels’ outfield. Only a young boy named Roger can see these angels. Roger is a foster child who lives with his best friend J.P. He’s happy there, but he wants desperately to be with his father. His father sarcastically tells Roger that they could be together only if the Angels win in the pennant, which was not likely to happen, seeing as the Angels were in last place. Roger asks God that night if he would help the Angels win. That’s when Roger starts seeing real Angels, come to assist in making that happen. Roger and J.P. win a photo with Mr. Knox, the Angels’ manager, and Roger tells Knox what he saw. Knox begins to think Roger is a good luck charm for the team, and begins placing Roger and J.P. in special seats for the game. You’ll have to watch the movie for the rest of the story.

    For Children:

    Space Jam – A film staring Michael Jordan himself, and many of his NBA friends. The Looney Toons of course are the main stars of this show though. A group of aliens come to earth to steal talent from the NBA to beat the Looney Toons in a game of basketball. The aliens grow huge with their new found talent and call themselves the MonStars. The Looney Toons realize that they need help. Who better to ask than the talented Michael Jackson? Michael is out playing golf with some friends. He makes a hole in one, and when he goes to get the ball, a rope comes up from the ground and drags Mike into Looney Toon Land. See the movie for the rest of the story. Rated PG

    The Cutting Edge 1, 2 & 3 – This is more of a pre-teen, teenage film, but you can watch it and decide for yourself if you would let younger children watch it. This is about a young ice skater, Kate, who was pretty much stuck up and no one would stay partnered with her for long. On the other hand, there’s a pro hockey guy who was just told news that after his accident, he could no longer see well enough to play anymore. The two are eventually paired together, and again, Kate tries to run him off and prove that he doesn’t make the cut. Doug on the other hand, isn’t buying it. He’s determined to get on the ice again, no matter what sport it is. In turn, he wins over Kate’s dad, and eventually Kate as well. That is the first film. You have to watch and see how the rest of this film turns out, along with the next two. Personally, the second movie is my favorite. Although I like the first a lot, too. Rated PG

    Cool Runnings – This is a funny film to watch for the whole family. I still enjoy this one. It’s about the first ever Jamacain bobsled team. The start of it has to do with a set of people who don’t make it in the qualifying race for olympic runners. The main character, Derice, is so unpset, but he’s determined to make it to the olympics. He sees a picture of his father with a man that was a bobsleder from America, and finds out that man still lived on the island. He goes to him with a friend of his to see if they can be coached. Eventually, they find others who didn’t make it in the race, and together the odd group make a team whose only goal is getting off the island and proving to the world that they made it. A great film. Watch to see how it all turns out. Rated PG

    The Mighty Ducks 1, 2, & 3 – One of my personal favorites growing up. I still love the Mighty Ducks Series. It’s about an ice hockey team of misfits that come together and win the heart of the town. Their spirit is uplifting, and they work together as a family. The main character Charlie is the heart of the show. He, his grandfather, and the coach. The three of them and the heart of the team is what makes this series great. You’ll love it as much as I do. Watch this series to see what I”m talking about. Rated PG

    The Big Green – This is a film about a kids soccer team. This was a team with a group of kids that really didn’t fit anywhere. Not even with each other. The group of the started out being terrible, not working together, and so forth. There were two members who were the stars of the team, and it started out the they basically took over and the team simply relied on the two of them to lead the group through. The team eventually comes together and works as a whole, but just as things were starting to come together, the star of the team and his mother are forced to leave the country on illegal immigration charges. Will the team be able to get their teammate back, or will they be forced to pull through on their own? Watch this film to find out. Rated PG

    Motocrossed – This is a good motivational film for young girls. It goes to show that sports aren’t just for guys, and disproves the stereotype that girls should just stick to cheerleading. This film is about a girl, Andrea, who’s brother is out to make it in motocross, but he gets hurt. Andrea can ride, and she’s pretty good too. She tries to convince her dad that she can take her brother Andrew’s place, but her dad refuses. Instead, he goes off to find a lost minute replacement rider. In the mean time, Andrea is doing everything she can to help her family and prove she can do it. Her mom eventually goes along with it, and from there, you just have to watch the rest to see how it turns out. Rated G


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    Video Game Review: EA Sports NHL for Playstation 2

    If you are like me, you’ve been waiting for hockey to come back for quite some time. Now that they’ve resumed play I couldn’t be happier. However, before that time came I need my hockey fix somehow. What a better way to do it than with EA Sports NHL for Playstation 2. EA Sports has been putting out the best sports video games for a long time, and their hockey line is no different. There have been a lot of other developers trying to imitate their style, but EA always seems to come out on top. NHL offers a number of new features that make it the must have hockey game for the year.

    New is the exciting EA Sports skill stick. The skill stick allows you to take complete control of your skater and stickhandle like a real pro. Take full advantage of the puck as you execute some of the best player’s signature moves and score amazing goals like the All-Stars in the NHL. Save them to your highlight reel so you can go back and check them out and impress your friends.

    Roman’,serif;”>Another new feature for is the EA Sports R.P.M. physics for some of the fastest and most realistic game play ever. The new realistic puck movement dynamics allows the user to stun goalies with shots of the facemask or make a statement with a top shelf goal that knocks the water bottle off the top of the net. Get your defenseman to go down and block the shot and watch as he limps off the ice with a stinger in the ankle. You’ll have a hard time believing that you are playing video game as the players flow seamlessly around the ice and control the puck as if your are watching the real thing live and in person.

    NHL also has a newly introduced momentum skating. Momentum skating gives you the ability feel what its like to be on the ice during game play. Generate momentum for speed bursts, and deke out forwards before blasting by helpless defensemen and going in on goal. The new graphics show your literal ice wake as you speed around like a flash of lightning. The better you get at the momentum skating the harder it is for the other team to stop you, and before you know it you’ll be scoring goals at will.

    Similar to older models, offers the creation zone, which gives you the freedom to design and add your own custom player to a team. New analog facial sculpting gives you the option to make your player’s face as realistic as possible. Soon you’ll be able to see an almost perfect likeness of yourself complete with black eyes, broken noses and stitches.

    The best part of NHL is the inclusion of a playable version of NHL ’94, the original version of hockey from EA Sports. Its graphics are terrible, and it’s slow, but if you ever owned this title, it’ll take you back to the good old days of Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. You’ll be surprised. It’s still fun after 12 years of sitting on the shelf.

    NHL is the best hockey game ever created. EA Sports has outdone itself here and this should be a must have for any video game enthusiast. Get it for yourself or for a friend and there won’t be any disappointment. NHL is rated E10 for mild violence and can be played online with the correct Playstation 2 setup. Get it for around $30 at most video game retailers.


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    The Best Sports Songs


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    The best sports songs fire everyone up, from athletes to fans.

    The music gets the blood flowing, enhancing the atmosphere by getting the crowd ready to cheer and the players excited to compete.

    Some songs have been around for more than a century, while some have existed for just a few years.

    Some are classic, some are appropriated to fit a tradition (i.e. “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park) and some should never be heard anywhere at anytime (i.e. “Who Let the Dogs Out” and “YMCA”).

    Here are ten of the best sports songs ever.

    10. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica. If it’s good enough for Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees’ All-Star relief pitcher who enters each game to this music, it should be good enough for everyone.

    9. “Thunderstruck,” AC/DC. Really, any song by AC/DC would do from “Hell’s Bells” to “Back in Black.” Personally, “Thunderstruck” strikes a chord because the American League champion Detroit Tigers began the game with this song.

    8. “We Will Rock You,” Queen. Like AC/DC, Queen has a number of songs that are great for sports, including “We Are the Champions.” But “We Will Rock You” works from Little League to the major leagues, from football to hockey, and it can be chanted on its own without any accompaniment.

    7. “Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky),” Bill Conti. Sure, Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” still resonates at arenas across the country. But “Gonna Fly Now” is the ultimate underdog song, one that makes fans believe victory is always possible.

    6. “Centerfield,” John Fogerty. This song gave hope to Little League outfielders everywhere, transforming a position where lesser athletes were stuck into a cool place to play. Now, “Centerfield” just makes you want to play ball.

    5. “Jump Around,” House of Pain. Fans and players start jumping when House of Pain’s hit blares from the speakers. It gets the crowd amped to cheer and athletes pumped to play. The ultimate kickoff song, though “Welcome to the Jungle” is a good runner-up.

    4. “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye),” Steam. The gloating song. Although not one that exemplifies good sportsmanship, “Na Na Hey Hey” seals a victory with an exclamation point.

    3. “Shout,” The Isley Brothers. Fans can sing along, and they don’t even need to know the words. Perfect for everything from the NHL to the NFL to MLB and from the minors to the majors.

    2. “The Victors.” Some will argue that there are better college fight songs, such as “On Wisconsin.” Some will say they can’t stand Michigan. But the “Victors” symbolizes college football, stirring passions that are true throughout the nation. For Michigan haters, sing it to mock the Wolverines every time they lose. That gives it a satisfying kick.

    1. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” An oldie but goodie. Maybe it doesn’t amp players up, but it invokes family, community, teamwork and tradition, traits that transcend baseball and sports.