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Go mobile with CBS on Super Sunday

\The Seahawks are nowhere to be found, but I'm still looking forward to the Super Bowl this coming Sunday.

Likewise, I was itching to check out the NFL's official Super Bowl XLVII app. I thought for sure it would be a dynamic app to enhance the big game excitement.

What a disappointment!

Remember that scene in A Christmas Story when Ralphie realizes his Little Orphan Annie Secret Decoder Ring is nothing more than a sales pitch?

That, in a nutshell, is the NFL's not-so-super Super Bowl app.

From a football perspective, if you can call it that, the NFL app is basically nothing more than a map directing you to where all the Super Bowl gift shops and events are located.

It's great if you're at the game and have money to burn on Super bling and parties, but not so much if you're at home on the couch.

So, where to turn?

There wasn't much else reliable or free about the Super Bowl at the app store, so I checked out the CBS mobile site since the network is airing the game.

It was a good hunch, as over at www.cbssports.com you can download the CBS Sports Mobile app.

It covers all sports, so you have to do some sifting. Fortunately, the app's Super Bowl XLVII section is easy to find.

Besides up-to-date stories out of New Orleans, La. for Super Bowl week, the CBS app has videos of player and coach interviews. There are even features about the Super Bowl's half-time talent.

I think the best thing about CBS's app is that it carries all the Super Bowl commercials. For a lot of us, especially if our team's not playing, the commercials make a nice diversion.

The commercials won't show up on the app until the game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. this Sunday, but it's nice to know they're available because I know I won't likely sit through all four hours or so of the big game.

So, in a nod to the nachos you might sample while watching the game on Sunday, scoop the Super Bowl goodies out of the CBS Sports Mobile app and forget about the fake cheese...err the canned, commercial NFL app.

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