Food Network In the Kitchen. Ah, the art of the tailgate. Whether your party is at home or in the parking lot, it’s all about the food. Download this app, and do a search of the recipes for “football.” Then get started on Guy Fieri’s Lime Chicken Tequila Tailgate, Tyler Florence’s potato salad, and the Spicy Cheddar Cheese Football. Once you’ve planned your menu, take a look at Consumer Reports’ Food & Drink Guide, where we’ve rated store-bought guacamole, chicken wings, dips, and more.
NFL Mobile. Check this one out before the games begin. NFL Mobile is full of news, analysis, and plenty of video. You can also let the app know your favorite teams, so you get all the latest on what’s going on in one place.
NFL Connect. Another app from the football league, this one combines social networking and games. Pit yourself against your friends in a sort of football bingo game. You choose from among 16 tiles, each representing an event in the game, and try to get four to happen in a row. Meanwhile, you can view the game in GameCast, and follow along with various social media.
Yahoo Sports. Slice and dice your stats with Yahoo’s Sports app. Select a game, then look at stats for star players, suchg as passing and rushing yards, receptions, and sacks. You can also check out a map of who favors what team. The Super Bowl’s being played in New Jersey, but that state has no team in contention. So far, Garden State residents favor Denver over New England and Seattle over San Francisco. Just in case you were wondering.
Finally, remember the most crucial component of great football viewing—your TV. If you’re in the market for a new one, be sure to check our Ratings before you buy. And check the discussion on Yabbly about whether size matters when it comes to buying a TV.