Creating the Ideal Premier League Kick-off Weekend
Before I start this post I should warn you that for today only any thoughts of sensible spending and budgeting are going out of the window because one of my favourite weekends of the year has finally arrived!
This weekend the premier league football season kicks off and I honestly can’t wait. For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to get my head around why the weekend hasn’t been as exciting and now I remember why, there’s been no football. I know that my readers in the US have a few national sports that all seem to run at different times of the year which sounds great to me but in England – though some might disagree – we only have one major national sport and that’s football or soccer as it’s known across the pond. So when the football season shuts down for the summer unless there’s a major championship or an Olympics going on, there’s simply nothing to fill the void. So now that the football is back, I thought I’d share a few non-frugal ideas which I’ve always thought would help create the perfect opening weekend for those of you who don’t plan to head out to the pub.
Watching in comfort
If you caught my post last week about a budget option for watching the games on opening day, you’ll know that I’m all set up and ready watch them at home with Now TV. So what would be the ultimate way to watch in comfort? A La Z Boy! With a heated seat, massage pads, remote control and drinks holders, built in speakers and a mini fridge in the arm, the La Z Boy is an object of desire for any sport or games lover. If you can’t afford the La Z Boy then there are other cheaper brand versions available which offer many of the same features but you certainly won’t get a fridge in the arm, fortunately we have another solution.
You’ll probably know this scenario well. There you are watching the big game waiting for the opening goal to arrive and somewhere in between all the action you decide to grab a beer from the fridge, then comes the inevitable cheer!!!
I can’t count the amount of goals I’ve missed either heading to the men’s room or grabbing a drink from the fridge. I can’t put a port-a-loo in your living room (it wouldn’t be all that hygienic) but we can resolve the drinks problem with a Budweiser mini fridge! Again there are cheaper options available but I’ve always liked the look of the Budweiser one. So if Mrs.B does decide to one day let me fork out for a mini fridge then that’s probably the one I’d go for and if we base our figures on cost per use, well it suddenly seems like a bargain.
Watching in style
So you’ve got your recliner and the drinks are in easy reach, now it all comes down to what you’re going to watch it on. I know that last year 3D at home seemed to be all the rage but I’ve never liked the idea of sitting around in my living room wearing a pair of sunglasses (which is inevitably what outsiders would think) so another option is in order. Last year one of my mates went the full haul and got hold of a second hand projector & screen for his living room. I thought it would be too much but once it was all set up I have to admit it was a pretty cool way to watch the game at home, especially when all the boys were round.
What do you think, have I missed any opening day essentials?
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