Things that have already been decided
1- Mobile App will receive sports feeds & friend updates based on user preferences (favorite sports, teams, players, analysts, clubs, countries, frequency of updates, times of day etc.)
2- this is a closed social network. Only sports articles that are received using RSS feeds are publicly viewable. To comment, one has to become a member.
3. Target Users : Busy people with day jobs, families and the like. Mostly male, but not only. Age 25-55. Language: English. Education: Mostly college-educated. Other sites: Facebook.
Everything else, you are free to use your creativity with.
Apps we like - Pulse News (neat organization of content, nice sliders), Bleacher Report, BBC Radio, FlySmart (sliders), RealMadrid app (player carousels, video integration), Yelp & LinkedIn (organization of content), Facebook (messages in wall format with historical context).
Apps we don't like - FanFeedr (bad UI/organization),
Would like to release the app in 2 phases. And would like the design to be matched. Also, when in doubt the Master List (PDF) wins.