Sports Week Wrap-Up
It’s Sports Week on Appstruck, so what’s the first sporting app I choose to write about? Bowling. And, later? Air Hockey. That’s right, folks, you’re looking at a bonafide chick/geek. I can almost hear some testosterone-laden, gym rat jock grunting, “Huh, bowling. That’s not even a sport. What a chick!” But, enough with the stereotypes: I may not follow sports too much, but having been raised in a culture that clamors for baseball, basketball and football, and inhales those long, 1/2 lb polish dogs and snow cones – a pairing, I might add, that only works in a stadium – in one giant wallop sans chew, it’s a little hard not to absorb any knowledge about sports. Trust me, I’ve gone out of my way to not know anything about baseball, and yet I’ve been to a few games, and I’ve enjoyed polishing off a hot dog or two, with hot cider, a blanket, and the overwhelming satisfaction of being a part of something. It helps that my boyfriend is so into it. I’m sure if I dated someone else, someone into literature and in possession of a closeted demeanor – cosseted toward the likes of introspection and dreamy cynicism like myself, I probably would never have pushed myself to experience a ball game, or a round of tennis, or even golf, with those funny shoes. And that would have been a terrible shame.
Sports Week was another exercise in challenging myself to foray into the unknown, to take a whiff of the wild side, gamble with that of which I have little to no inkling. In other words, it was fabulous. I like learning and trying new things, and Sport apps are no exception. My fellow Appstruck writers and myself experimented with all sorts of apps, and we settled upon the ones shown this past week not because they were the most well-known or popular, but because they were the ones that got the job done, in the best way, with the best bang for your buck. And, most of them are really entertaining.
So, I encourage you, check out the apps below if you want to do anything from tracking your favorite player’s stats, to playing golf, to testing your tackling abilities.