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This year has been packed with disruption. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive changes to daily life for people across the globe. With the pandemic being an ongoing situation, it is essential to try and make the best of the circumstances and to enjoy life as best you can while the pandemic continues.
For sports fans, this has been a year like no other, with games canceled and no fans allowed inside the stadium. If you are a big NFL fan, the chances are that you have been disappointed at being unable to attend games in person and see your team play live. Not being able to enter the stadium and enjoy the atmosphere of the game is so disappointing, so it is crucial to make your at-home viewing experience as awesome as possible. Here’s how to make the most of watching the game at home this season:
Decorate Your Viewing Area
To make the perfect viewing area for the big game, you need to set the scene and create some atmosphere. Why not put up some of your team’s decorations to add to the occasion and make it extra-special?
You may also want to rearrange some of the furniture in your room to make sure that you can see the screen perfectly and without any obstructions.
Watch with Friends
Being able to watch the game with friends and family always helps to create a great atmosphere and builds up lots of excitement. When you have friends over you can make a great night of it and turn it into a party. It is a good idea to keep a close eye on the COVID-19 situation and to see which restrictions are in place just before the game. Hopefully, you will be lucky, and your area will allow people from other households to mix so that you can enjoy the game together. If the restrictions at the time don’t make it possible to meet and watch the game as a group, then how about video-calling and watching the game together online? While seeing each other’s faces on the screen is not the same as in person, it is still a great way to bring some excitement to the game and to see each other’s reactions to what is happening.
Appear on TV
While crowds are unable to attend games, stadiums have been strangely silent during play. To add to the atmosphere, there will be a Fan Mosaic at crucial games during the season. This allows you to watch the game from home while using Microsoft Teams. Your reactions will then appear on the Fan Mosaic on the large LED screens in the stadium. How cool is that! If you don’t manage to take part this time around, it may be worth checking to see whether this is something that will continue in the future so that you can take part.
Improve Your Sports Stats Knowledge
If you do end up watching the game without friends because of COVID restrictions, why not make the most of the opportunity to learn all you can about the NFL? Doing a little research will help you to learn some incredible facts and stats which you can then use to impress your buddies when you are next able to watch the game together. Learning about your favorite sport is always a lot of fun, but it’s even better to see the look on the faces of your buddies when you impress them with your stats knowledge. There is so much you can learn, such as is Pete Carroll the best NFL coach in recent years? What do players do right before a big game? These questions will help to enhance your enjoyment of the game. Your new knowledge will help you to get a more in-depth insight into the history of the teams, and what is going on behind the scenes, this will then help you to gain a better understanding of what is happening on the field.
Stock Up on Snacks
It wouldn’t be the same watching the game without some snacks, so don’t forget to stock up in advance to make sure that you have all your food and drink ready and waiting in preparation for the games to start.
Watching the NFL this season will be an experience like no other, but with a little preparation, you will be able to make the best out of watching it at home, while looking forward to attending a game in person in the future.
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