I love a good start-up and the entrepreneurial spirit college students have. Hello, I work for Her Campus! So I am all about this new company Pre Play Sports, which was started by very recent graduates of Cornell University (who came up with the idea as students).
Recently, I have taken it upon myself to understand fantasy sports. Enough guys in my life have been waking up at the crack of dawn for drafts and complaining about bad games that I realized it was time for me to get it. A quick run-down for those unfamiliar? You choose players from any team in the league (football, baseball, basketball, hockey) to create your personal team. From there, you compete against friends’ teams and the winner depends on the stats of your actual players and their actual games.
That fantasy gaming is a full-season commitment and can be daunting for the casual fan. Fortunately, Pre Play Sports is making fantasy gaming more interactive and easier for those of us who want to play on occasion. They’ll help you impress the football fans who never thought you could understand the game.
Pre Play Sports is currently offering an iPhone/iPod touch app that let’s you predict what could happen next in a football game. It’s live, and play-by-play. It’s super easy to understand and makes watching the game more fun. You are prompted with a list of things that could happen next, you make your best guess, and wait to see what happens on the field.
You can compete against your friends to see who is best at predicting plays based on a scoring algorithm. Since I love friendly competition, this (+ the amazing snacks offered during a football game) makes my Sundays infinitely more interesting and actually helps me to really understand the game — which has a multitude of benefits.
The app is available on iTunes and is free. What do you have to lose? Give it a whirl next time your dad/brother/boyfriend/football-obsessed sorority sister takes over the TV. You’ll be glad you did and they’ll be glad you finally understand and enjoy football! Plus you will be supporting recent college graduates who are just trying to get their idea out there — which is fantastic.