Sports have always been a challenging topic for me to master, and over the years I've grown to accept my lack of athletic skill. My parents had always been proud of the "sportsmanship" awards and participation ribbons I brought home. At least they said they were proud. Come to think of it, I don't know where those ribbons are now. Shouldn't they live in some kind of shrine to their firstborn son? I'm going to BBM them about that later.
I've moved -- both in miles and years -- from my days as an undergrad at Florida State. When I was there, every Saturday was spent at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on my 'Noles and trying to trade TV station-issued field passes for skybox passes (they had an open bar and ice cream bars). Now here I am, 12 years and 2,000 miles removed and I'm finding it more and more difficult to keep track of how the team is doing. So, I've become dependent
on my BlackBerry to find the most informative apps in the marketplace. Here are my top-three picks for BlackBerry smartphones.
A few months ago, I was at dinner and completely forgot Florida State was playing Virginia. Of course, my father-in-law asked me if I knew the score. A quick glance at ScoreMobile told me the 'Noles were victorious and leaving Charlottesville with another win under their belts.
The SI app crams the greatness of the magazine into the palm of your hand with up-to-date info like breaking news and scores. There are extensive photo galleries when you need some eye candy and an awesome Truth & Rumors section when you want to be the first to know the what-if's and the maybe's from around the league.
Do you spend more time checking fantasy points than the actual game scores? If so, it's crucial to have the CBS Sports app on hand. Alongside live scores, news and rankings, CBS Sports includes plenty of tips for your fantasy team players. Just the right thing to give you that extra edge!
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