Consider these essentials to throw the best party for the big game, brought to you by CBS Local’s Eat See Play.
The big game is just a few days away, but just like this Sunday’s signal callers, your football-viewing party could always use a little more preparation. Equip yourself with all the necessary gear to host the best Big Game party since the famous “wardrobe malfunction.” Whether you need to watch the game with die-hards only, or follow football solely for the opportunity to drink guilt-free on Sundays, CBS Local’s Eat See Play has got a boatload of party-enhancers to help you bid a fond farewell to football season.
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For Your Closet
CBS Local Fanshop
There’s no better show of fandom than actually being knowledgeable about your team, but like most things in life, looking the part is just as important as sounding it. At CBS Local Fanshop you’ll find all the clothing and accessories you’d want with your favorite team’s logo on it, from hats, jerseys and tees to dog collars, flags, luggage and so much more. If you happen to be a Denver or Seattle fan, or just want to look like one, CBS Local Fanshop is your top spot for officially licensed Conference Champions and Super Bowl gear. You might sound like a fan, but it’s about time you looked like one.
For Your Wall
For better or worse, you’re (probably) no longer living in your childhood bedroom or your freshman year dorm room. But while it’s no longer socially acceptable to have posters on your walls, that doesn’t mean your sports allegiances can’t be adequately represented. With life-size player decals and cutouts, stadium murals, team helmets, logos and a whole lot more, Fatheads are the way to make a new-school statement about an old-school fanaticism. There are plenty of Fatheads for every NFL team, so no matter if your team just finished last or has one more game to go, an easy-to-apply (and –wives rejoice – easy to remove) Fathead will have your fandom on full display at your party.
For Your View
Brookstone Pocket Projector Pro
Let’s face it, bigger is better when it comes to televisions – especially when you’re hosting a party to watch the game. Unfortunately, unless you’re swimming in dough or are having an exceptionally small party, your current TV probably won’t cut it this Sunday. Instead, you can rely on the Brookstone Pocket Projector Pro, which turns any video, image or game from smartphones and computers into a 100” spectacle on any wall or flat surface. The shockingly small projector has built-in dual speakers, and doesn’t require a dark room to project vivid HD-quality images. Whether your friends are there for the game or the commercials, the Pocket Projector Pro provides an unforgettable viewing experience.
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For Your Comfort
Lowe’s Recliner Chair
While the recliner is historically looked at as a refuge for grumpy old men and lazy boys, there’s no denying it’s one of the most classic and comfortable pieces of furniture. Instead of battling for elbow space on the couch during the big game, invest in the ultra-relaxing Coaster Fine Furniture Dark Brown Recliner from Lowe’s. Outfitted in a bonded leather-like fabric, this stylish and comfy chair offers ultra-padded seats and arms and is equipped with mechanisms that let you recline (in peace after your team scores) or rock forward (in anger after your team fumbles).
For Your Thirst
Remote-Controlled, Rolling Cooler
With the stakes this high, every punt, pass and blitz counts…which means running to the fridge to get a brew could mean missing a game-changing interception or halftime show controversy. Luckily, the Remote-Controlled Rolling Beverage Cooler from Hammacher Schlemmer keeps you in the game, delivering well-chilled drinks from up to 60’ away. Holding six cans or bottles (plus ice), this remote-controlled cooler rolls forward, backward, and left or right via four sturdy underside wheels and a simple remote control. It’s the best way to roll to victory.
For Your Stomach
Electric Deep Fryer
As county fairs and overly enthusiastic Southern chefs have taught us, you can pretty much fry anything and it’ll taste amazing. So celebrate the ultimate in football with the ultimate in food prep methods and add an Elite Maxi-Matic® 3.5-Quart Electric Deep Fryer to your kitchen. Fry up classic game day food in the 3.5-quart stainless steel indoor fryer, equipped with an adjustable thermostat and timer control knobs. The splatter-proof lid comes with a built-in viewing window so you can monitor each crackle and pop, and the anti-grease removable filter cuts down on the mess. It’s time to fry, baby, fry.
By Jesse Husid and Arielle Sachar