NFL '12
Available for: iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Android Tablet
Price: Free

The NFL cuts out the middle man by delivering live stats, scores and news through its app and tailoring it to a user's team. Yes, you can get all of that just about anywhere else, which is why the NFL also uses its app as a gateway for premium services such as video highlights ($10 a season or $2 a week) and its NFL Audio Pass that provides radio access to all games all season long for $30. It's not quite as impressive as the video streams of live games that the league offers to non-U.S. fans through its NFL Game Pass app, but it's a start.

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