Originally Posted by Thom Little
Try Nova Launcher Prime ($4). Remove them from the App Drawer without disabling. It also gives some simply great control over the home screen(s).
I have it
I've been using it since day one with my Gnex. I know that I can remove them from the app drawer that way too, but they are still active if I don't disable them. No need to have them "potentially" firing up for any reason. The stupid NFL app kept nagging me at random times about non-sense. That had to go.