With the NFL Season starting TOMORROW, we as fans need to get ready for 10 hours of commercial-free football every Sunday. Unbeknownst to many people looking outside, this takes a major toll on our bodies. We are just as susceptible to injuries as the players we watch on Sundays. I remember last year, I dealt with lower back pain from having to sit all day and reach over to grab snacks/beer. I haven’t sat on a couch for that long since the conclusion of the NFL regular season in January. With that being said, here are some things I will be doing to get prepared for NFL Football:
Tolerance Build-Up: I have been building my tolerance for sitting on the couch by watching College Football over the last weekend. While it is not the same stress as checking your fantasy team and paying attention to RedZone while also checking your bets, I compare it to practice reps. Your back may be sore the first Sunday, so make sure you take care of your body before and after Sunday. They say the recovery is just as important as the game.
Make Sure Your Set-Up Works: I plan on having a couple of the boys over this weekend to watch the Sunday slate with me. Before that, I am going to make sure everything is dialed in and prepared for Sunday. Get familiar with your remote, new streaming website, and everything else in between. I will also be doing the same thing at my girlfriend’s house to make sure I can watch it over there if need be.
Get Food And Beverage Ready: Nothing is worse than HAVING to order DoorDash on gameday and spending upwards of $50 on cold food. Make sure you have snacks, food, and beer ready to go for Sunday. You’re still gonna end up ordering overpriced wings after your parlay loses on the second leg, but you have the peace of mind of not having to.
Set Your Lineups: You don’t wanna be the guy who doesn’t set their fantasy team lineups, especially in Week 1. This is the most rookie mistake of all time and I am here to remind you that you need to set them before the 10 AM (PST) games kick-off. You’re going to lose your league anyways, but at least you did everything in your power.
Phone On DND: The last thing you want on the first Sunday back is your phone vibrating every 10 seconds and distracting you from the games. Make sure to slide on “Do Not Disturb” and let Scott Hanson guide you to football heaven.
Fire Up Your Gambling App: This is a tip for the normies, us real gamblers have been betting on horse racing and tandem dives through the summer. Just fire up the app, make sure everything is updated, and re-familiarize yourself with how to create parlays and take underdog money lines.
I hope everyone wins all their bets this season and all of our teams do great. Except for the NFC West and the Eagles.