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.
As of this blog entry, the 2017 TCL 55-inch 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV is on sale on our friendly Amazon for $349 with free shipping. That's $250 savings from the usual already low price. Sure, you haven't heard of the TCL brand before, but it's a highly rated product with 4 stars on over four-thousand Amazon reviews.
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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