Growing up a couple of blocks away from Candlestick Park, I’m obviously first and foremost a San Francisco 49ers fan, but I’m also a fan of all Bay Area teams, which includes the Oakland Raiders. As long as they aren’t playing the Niners, I always cheer for the Raiders and yesterday was no exception against the San Diego Chargers. I was hoping to see one of the Raiders defenders break through the Chargers offensive line and re-create the infamous Joe Theismann leg injury on Philip Rivers, whose smarmy face just annoys the crap out of me. Instead, I begin to see there might be some truth to those conspiracy theories by Raiders fans that the NFL really wants to keep the organization down. There’s no doubt that Louis Murphy had a TD. I mean, I knew it. My mom knew it. My 2-year old son knew it. There are probably tribes in the Amazon untouched by modern civilization, who knew it as well. Anyway, to get over such a despicable loss, I turned to my iPhone and played this gem of an app, Jebudas Communications’ Play Football, which helped me ease the pain. With three difficulty levels (high school, college and pro), play as the head coach trying to call the right plays at the right time. Before selecting among the over 130 plays, first start customizing your team name, colors, and field type. Listen to the on-going commentary in the game and follow the tracked stats for each indiviual player. Lead your team to victory while unlocking more plays in the process. Overall, this excellent head coaching sim game is a nice compliment to those immersed in all things football (fantasy league and latest Madden) during this time of year. Highly recommended. Price: $2.99.