Google+ Partners With NFL for Live Fantasy Football Draft Hangouts

The time is almost here ladies and gentlemen. The return of the NFL season in the coming weeks also means that Fantasy Football season is starting as well. With Fantasy Football however, you are not always in the same room with the rest of your team owners during drafts or on Sundays, so Google+ and the NFL itself have gotten together to bring the hate love to everyone in your league, no matter where you are.

NFL.com has added hangout buttons to most of their fantasy pages, including the draft and game centers, so you can be with your friends even when they aren’t in the room. Google also said they are cranking up the maximum number of hangout viewers from 10 to 12 since most leagues go up to 12 users. This is a great use of Hangouts which are one of Google+’s biggest selling points.

Do you use NFL for your fantasy league? And if so are you going to be using this feature to gloat celebrate your victories over your friends?

Via:  Google

Cheers Scott!

Crazy NFL Off-Season Continues: Eagles Sign 5 Undrafted Free Agents to Their Roster

The NFL just took a wacky turn for the crazier this year. Teams have fallen apart, come together with trades and draft picks have been flying everywhere. Now that we’re into the training camp stage of the off-season, teams are looking to sure up their rosters for the year ahead and the Philadelphia Eagles have just made an unprecedented move, signing 5 undrafted free agents. Press conference video after the break.  (more…)

Full NFL Draft Coverage Available Through NFL Mobile App

The NFL Draft 2012 is quickly approaching. Over the course three days at the end of this month, you will know more about Robert Griffin III than you ever cared to. His third and fourth cousins-in-law will be interviewed, Jon Gruden will go all Chucky on him in a 6-part film room series, and somehow, just for ratings, at least one whack-o analyst will bring up Tim Tebow and talk about their similarities. It’ll be a fantastic time.

If you want to follow it all, the NFL Mobile app is still your best bet to do that. The app was updated a week or so ago and will include live coverage of all three days, draft trackers with live pick updates, bios with video clips, 2012 Combine results, and more. Football fans, this is your pocket pal.

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Verizon Beefs Up Its 4G LTE Network in Indianapolis, Making the Super Bowl XLVI Experience Enjoyable

In preparation for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Verizon held nothing back to take its 4G LTE network to the next level. Throughout the state of Indiana, they spent $69 million more than they did in 2010, some of that was obviously dedicated to this joyous football occasion. Knowing that some 85,000+ fanatics would be in attendance along with countless media members all starving for a stable data connection, Big Red wanted to make sure your experience at the game and in downtown Indy was optimal.

Nine (9) new antennas have been added to the outside of the stadium along with a massive internal 3G/4G network and a full WiFi infrastructure that allows for 28,000 connections. They also plan to have 3 C.O.W.s (cell on wheels) on hand to help beef things up even more. (bad joke, I know)

What happens after the game though? Verizon plans to leave just about everything behind, other than the C.O.W.s. So going forward, downtown Indianapolis is going to be in full-on beast mode.

Via:  GottaBeMobile

Droid Life’s NFL Eliminator Challenge has Come to an End, Two Perfect Entries Separated by a Tiebreaker

The NFL’s regular season has come to a close, and with that we have a winner for this year’s DL NFL Eliminator Challenge that was hosted over at ESPN. Over 1,500 of you attempted to win the grand prize, which was a phone of your choice. Unfortunately, not all of you were able to last the entire 17 weeks – many of which were eliminated back in week 1 (like me). Two players did crush the competition though, choosing correctly for 17 weeks straight and bringing the title shot down to a tiebreaker.

Players therealjohnmark and lookingup24 picked the Eagles and Bears respectively in week 17 which were both correct, however, the Eagles put up more points (ESPN’s tiebreaker rule) giving the win to therealjohnmark. Nice work, boys.

John Mark’s prize is a phone of his choice, which he has decided should be the DROID 4. Obviously the phone is not out yet, but he is willing to wait until that time to get his hands on the first truly powerful 4G LTE slider on Verizon.  Congrats!

Thanks again for playing, everyone!

Super Bowl XLVI to be Streamed Through Verizon’s NFL Mobile App, Hopefully We Have Galaxy Nexus Support by Then

This year’s Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis can be watched on your mobile device thanks to Verizon and their NFL Mobile app. And not only will you get to stream the game from anywhere, but the coverage will include additional camera angles, in-game highlights and live stats. This is fantastic news for those that either have to work on that day, are traveling, or for whatever reason cannot join their friends for another epic party. The Super Bowl will take place on February 5.

Now, when can we expect to see support for the Galaxy Nexus? Verizon has assured us all that a working version is on the way, so here’s to hoping it arrives within the next month.

Via:  WSJ

Madden 2012 on Android is FREE this Weekend from Verizon

Madden 2012 on Android will normally run you about $7.50, but from October 1-3 (this weekend), Verizon customers can download it for free by simply calling **MADDEN (**623336).  It may not help the fact that 1,200 of us got whacked from the Droid Life Eliminator in weeks 1-3 of this NFL season, but it at least gives us another way to enjoy some football for free.  That’s right, there are only 396 people out of 1,500 that still have a chance to win after just 3 weeks.  Fun times.

Cheers Scott, John and Jubby!

Contest: Enter the Annual Droid Life Football Eliminator Challenge, Win a FREE Phone

As you can probably tell after almost 2 years, we are huge sports fans and love to give away prizes to readers every chance we get.  So just as we did last year, we are launching another NFL Eliminator style challenge, but are upping the grand prize.  What on Earth could you possibly win this year?  How does a brand new phone of your choice sound?  We would attempt to pick a specific device, but by the time the NFL regular season wraps up in January, we will likely have a new batch of phones that blow the current models out of the water.  So when the time comes that we have a winner and all others are eliminated, we will let you choose what phone you want (sans iPhone of course) up to $600 in value.

Everyone ready to win a brand new phone?  Here we go…   (more…)