3 Ways to Stay Engaged with Football When You Can’t Be at the Game

Many teams across the world are facing a unique struggle as we enter into the season of sports. For the National Football League getting close to kicking off, the question of keep fans engaged when they can’t physically be at the game is looming.

Watching the game at home doesn’t have the same effect as being at the stadium. For many fans, the atmosphere of watching the game in person is what drives them to keep coming back.

So, how can fans stay engaged with the upcoming NFL season when man stadiums are closing their doors to the public? We have three ways that will help.

Betting on the Game

When there’s money on the line, it’s easy to get sucked into the game and stay focused on the action. Betting on a game is one of the easiest ways to stay engaged with a football game (or for any sporting event, really).

You have a variety of options when it comes to NFL betting. One of the basic ways of betting is on who will win the game. You’ll have the odds of one team winning over the other, and it’s up to you to decide who you think will come out on top.

Another option is point spread betting. This type of betting is more challenging because the score must be by a minimum number. If a team is set at (-9), then the team must win by at least 10 points to “cover the spread.”

If you’re not looking at online betting, you can always place a small wager with your friends. Sometimes, simply betting with your buddy five bucks on a game is enough to keep you engaged and eager to watch the game.

Fantasy Teams

If you don’t have a fantasy team, it’s worth starting one. It doesn’t matter if you’re watching from home or get to go to the stadium, creating a fantasy team is like having your own football team playing. You get to pick all the players using a given salary.

The fun part about this is that you have to be smart about who you choose because the most expensive player doesn’t always mean the winner. Not only that, but it also keeps you engaged during the week with stats and player updates because if a player gets injured, you’ll need to trade him before the next game.

Have a Party

Hosting a party is always a fun way to get not just yourself engaged in the event, but also everyone else around you. A great idea is to host the first game of the season.

Set out some finger food, have the fridge stocked with your favorite beverages, throw up a few decorations and call over your buds for the game. As the day goes on and the game gets intense, the atmosphere of your party can sometimes match the atmosphere of being at the game in person.

Don’t let the closing of stadiums deter you from enjoying the upcoming football season. Although things will be a bit different, there are some creative ways to keep you engaged in each game.

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