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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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…)
With the 2011 NFL season kicking off on Thursday night, Verizon has unleashed its latest ad to remind us all that their NFL Mobile app is the place to feed your addiction while on the go. 4G LTE subscribers get to enjoy the app’s “premium” for free and that includes the DROID Bionic. Wait, hasn’t that not been announced yet? No, actually it hasn’t and we are just two days from launch. That certainly hasn’t stopped them from putting on display in numerous ads though.
Oh, and with the season starting in just two days, that means it’s time to launch our annual Droid Life Football Pick’em Contest. We will have details later this afternoon. Prizes will most definitely be upped this year. (more…)
Verizon locked in another deal with the NFL this season to bring you exclusive content through their NFL Mobile app. This time around though, they are giving 4G LTE customers free premium access for the entire season, something 3G customers have to pay $10 a month for. Premium access includes live streaming of Sunday Night Football games, Monday Night Football games, and even NFL Network exclusive Thursday night games. NFL Redzone which gives you quick looks at any game with a scoring opportunity is a part of the Premium package as well.
And yes, that is a picture of the DROID Bionic. No, they have not announced it yet.
More info here. Press release below. (more…)