You have friends (we hope) and you want to throw a football party, but you don't know where to start. Worry not. Researchers at Rube Sports Radio University have compiled the list of the top four necessities to throw the best football bash possible:
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2. The Star Shower
Throw away the ladder. I travelled to Phoenix for Christmas recently, and it's clear that the era of hanging lights from the eaves of the house are long gone. Everyone in the 602 is using something to project an image on the house: a swirling, colorful array of lights. Think Lasers!
For your football party, you need a couple of Star Shower Motion Laser Light Projectors. Simply plug them to an outlet controlled by a switch and when there's an exciting scoring play, flick 'em on. For extra halftime excitement, keep them going the entire halftime performance. Or if there is no halftime performance, tell Google to play some Doors and everyone can sit cross-legged on the floor and chill amongst the lasers for fifteen minutes.
3. Think Sound
You cannot have people over to your house and listen to the game on what amounts to a speaker the size of a quarter. Instead, purchase the beFree Sound Blue 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bluetooth Speaker System. For a little more than $150, you can have a sweet sound system and a true game experience. We're all about that bass!
4. Bumper Ball
Yes, nothing says 'fun' quite like an inflatable ball that can envelop a human being and allow the human to launch him or herself at a friend. Watch the collisions on screen, and then reenact them in your living room (if large enough and you've already de-cluttered your life) or outside. It's super fun in the snow, where you can pretend to be Nathan Peterman getting buried in a snow drift after a quarterback sack. The Anfan Inflatable Bumper Ball Human Knocker is a great product and will allow you to relive your glory years in the safety of a bubble.
We guarantee that if you follow these four Rube-Approved party ideas, you'll throw the best football party possible. Of course, make sure you prep for the big game by first tuning in to the Rube Sports Radio podcast to get the information you need from the top sports minds in the business.
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Hey everybody Rube Lance here with your Rube Rant of the day. I was excited about doing my Rube Rant this week we had a great divisional round in the NFL playoffs. You had the youngster Pat Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) going in getting his first win against the Colts you have the Rams going in beating up on the Cowboys and the Ageless Wonder Tom Brady (New England Patriots) going to another AFC Championship Game, keeping Philip Rivers never been able to get to the top of the mountain. And then you have the other wonder, Drew Brees goes in and wins it but I can't I can't even talk about the positive stuff because of what happened at the end of the Saints Eagles game. I reposted the video: Michael Bennett, this guy's a complete jackhole. The NFL has a problem. The Philadelphia Eagles have a problem. Football players of this caliber should not be attacking people who are just doing their jobs.
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With the holidays behind us, family obligations complete, and all the leftovers in the fridge either consumed or given to Roofus behind our wife's back, it's time to focus on what's important: football. More specifically, how can we best consume every NFL Playoff game, from Wildcard weekend through the Super Bowl? The answer is simple: you need a new TV.
In case you've had your head buried in the sand for the past couple years, television technology is insanely cheap. Component pricing is at an all-time low and you can safely buy an 'off traditional brand' television without sacrificing too much in quality. Sad as it may be, televisions have become part of the Throw-Away Society.
When I was a kid, my folks had a television that was over twenty years old. They couldn't imagine getting rid of it, and when they finally did, my dad disassembled it first to ensure the Magna Carta wasn't hidden inside. That's how old this thing was.
But with prices where they are now, you're best served to buy a large screen smart TV and count on 2-3 years of use. That's not too bad. If you spend $400 on my favorite 55-inch smart television, and you use it just to watch the 2019 NFL playoffs (that's eleven games of pure joy), it comes to less than $36 per game. Think about it, on a per-game basis that's the cost of three beers in the stadium or taking the wife to a movie and sharing a bag of corn.
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The point is, treat yourself. There's no other way to watch the 2019 NFL playoffs than on a nice, shiny, new television. And this one is the best deal going. You're not ready for the NFL playoffs without it.
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Hey everybody, Rube Lance here with your Rube Rant of the day. Today we're going to get serious. Up to this point the rube rants have been pretty nice, actually complementary. But today we're going on the attack and I'm coming after the NFL and Roger Goodell. It's time to change the NFL playoff seedings system. This system makes no sense and it's more prevalent this year than ever before and I'll tell you why. You have got the two best teams in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers. They're both 12 and 4, but the Chiefs have the tiebreaker. They've split head-to-head but because of the NFL seeding rules the Chargers are now the five seed. Now they have to go on the road to the Baltimore Ravens who has two less wins than them. How does that make sense? In what other sport are you the second best team and have to go on the road for the first round of the playoffs? This system is old, it's antiquated and it's got to go. And the thing is, the Chiefs and Chargers are probably going to meet in the divisional round. That's the game that should be the AFC Championship game. When you look at the other two teams, the Houston Texans and New England Patriots, they both have worse records and they get the advantage of having some home games. This system needs to go. The other perfect example of this was back in 2010 when you had the Seattle Seahawks, who didn't even have a winning record. They were 7 - 9. Yet they got to host a home game against the New Orleans Saints who were 11 and 5 but still didn't win their division. So the Saints had to go on the road, Super Bowl champs from the year before, 4 games better than Seattle and they end up having to go into Seattle and ended up losing. Kudos to Seattle for coming up with that victory but let's be honest, in the NFL home field advantage is the biggest advantage in all of sports. Not in major league baseball, not in the NBA and not in Hockey. Home field advantage is somewhat important there but not nearly as important as it is in the NFL. So to Roger Goodell and the NFL, you need to change your system. You need to re-seed from the start. I mean after all you reseed after the first round so why don't we just put the number 1 and number 2 seeds, the best team in the AFC regardless of division. The only thing the division should guarantee you is a spot in the playoffs because I don't think winning a crappy division like the Baltimore Ravens did, earns you the right to get a home game. Going 12 and 4 does. That's my Rube Rant of the day. Get it changed NFL and Rodger Goodell!