Mobile apps are finding their footing on the biggest viewing day of the year. Here are three of the best:
For those who can't see the game on a decent-sized screen - or who lost their Sony Watchman - Verizon Wireless is providing exclusive, free streaming Super Bowl video to its 4G smartphone users. That includes the NFL Network leading up to Sunday (including Thursday's Madonna news conference, above, as seen on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus) and the first-ever streaming telecast of the big game. Verizon customerswithout 4G phones must pay to avoid the chore of watching TV with friends and family.
Super Bowl XLVI Guide
Also from Verizon, this stunning app manages to make Indianapolis look like Tron. Its 3-D view of the Lucas Oil Stadium and its environs can be spun and pushed in endless directions - much as the Giants hope is the case with Tom Brady. With traffic patterns and event guides, the app is meant for actual visitors to the Super Bowl - as well as Jeff Bridges fans.
Super Bowl Squares
Some viewers purchase boxes within Super Bowl grids, hoping to win a jackpot when their combination of two end-digits matches the score at the end of each quarter. Now there's an app for that - a bare-bones entry from the stat heads at Pro-Football-Reference.com. Their data-driven formula is the best way to know each box's probability of winning as the game progresses.