Sprint Football Live

Today some Sprint subscribers got a text letting them know that the new Sprint Football Live app was ready and waiting for download.  I went ahead and grabbed the update (after rolling back to the official Sprint software for the Hero) so I could check it out.  Hit the break for thoughts and some screenshots.

I'll admit I'm not the biggest NFL fan, but this is pretty darn cool.  I had assumed that Sprint passing on renewing the contract with the NFL meant the end for football on the phone for Sprint subscribers, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

While the old version of Sprint NFL Live was a mobile portal to the official NFL website, the new app seems to focus on custom content, and for the time being, a fantasy style mock draft.  Featured blogs include Jay Glazer from FoxSports.com, and the overall feel of the app is more friendly and definitely feels less official.  Whether that's a good thing or not remains to be seen.

From the looks of things fantasy footballers are gonna love this.  You can already get started on the 2010 draft (which doesn't officially start until April 22nd ) with scouting reports, seeing what other users pick and picking your own 2010 draft picks. 

A couple of things you need to know here - this won't work on WiFi, nor will it work for customers of other carriers.  Seems to be the new trend with Sprint's custom apps - you need to be authenticated on the Sprint network to use their custom content.  It's also probably not gonna work if you're using one of the leaked Sprint 2.1 builds - at least it didn't here.  But for anyone still running 1.5 on your Hero or Moment, might as well give it a look.  Hit this link http://gospv.com/sfls from your phone, or just run the included older version of NFL Live and you'll be prompted to update.  Then prepare to be crushed my team gbhil's uber draft class of '10.

Thanks for the tip Graham!
A few screenies:

Sprint Football live main menu Sprint Football Live - Draft insider Jay Glazer Sprint Football Live - draft prospects Sprint NFL Live - Mock draft

 
There are 8 comments

ebartolon says:

i think i like my other nfl app. but oh well.

Is there anything like this for the Droid?

Jim95 says:

Verizon Wireless recently signed a deal with the NFL to become the official wireless sponsor which many people took to mean that Sprint's NFL package was ending. Guess everyone was wrong about that.

Here's the details on VZW's deal:

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d81716d86&template=with-video-w...

JOHN CENA says:

NO I'M NOT!!! I WANT THE SOFTWARE UPDATE HURRY UP SPRINT
Well it really doesn't matter to me can't wait for the Sprint HTC EVO 4G

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Bix says:

Oh. This is about Throwball! Had me confused there for a sec.

Djblue says:

I've been using it on a 2.1 rom and it's a really cool app

Anonymous says:

I've got a Hero w/ 1.5 & it says that this is software is not available for my device.

What give?