We have crystal clear high definition 60" TVs commonplace in most every living room across America with which to see every little tiny detail in super slow motion as we argue if the player's knee was down before be crossed the goal line. We can see the plays actually break down in widescreen as receivers run their predetermined routes. During the regular season we can even watch multiple games at one time!
With our universal remote controls in hand we can pause and resume the action anytime we choose, even fast forwarding through those pesky commercials. Missed a play? Just rewind and watch it again, as many times as you like, in real time or slow motion. With RF remotes we don't even have to point at anything. With motion sensitive remotes we don't even have to press anything, just vaguely wave our hand, and presto, the channel changes. There are touchscreen remotes and even smartphones to replace the need for a separate remote.
Large screen computers and high speed internet are always at hand to check stats and scores. Fantasy roster changes, trades, and pickups are easily taken care of in a hurry without fumbling on your tiny smartphone while you should be watching the game that you're there in person for.
Our couches are comfy, the bathroom is within a quick commercial break, the beer is cheap and on-hand, and the food much much better (assuming you can cook or order out). The company is vetted and better, the commute is shorter, and the temperature perfect. Zero chance of rain for today's game (unless your less than perfect cooking sets off the sprinklers, that is).
Ah, game day, and the wonders of technology. It's no wonder more than 200 million unique viewers watched the NFL in 2011, as the stay at home experience just keeps getting better and better.
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