Ready For Some Football? Get a Big Screen TV, Portable Party Pub, and more


Hut one! Hut two! HIKE! That's the sound of your all-star quarterback throwing a completion for some great deals you can't "pass" up. We kickoff the NCAA and NFL football season with pigskin-themed bargains on a home theater recliner and hoodies and sweatpants, along with an Editors' Choice deal on Madden NFL 25 that comes with an NFL Sunday Ticket.

  1. HDTV dealVizio Razor 70" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD HD Television bundled with $200 Dell eGift Card
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $1,598 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $200
    Expires: September 8

    Is It Worth It?: You don't just like watching football games, you love to engulf yourself in the on-field action. Here's the TV just for you, discounted deep from the retail price of $1,999. With a diagonal size of 70", the screen is plenty big enough to handle all the gridiron glory on your docket this season. Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 802.11n wireless, Smart TV (with Netflix, VUDU, CinemaNow, and more), USB, and four HDMI inputs. If this particular model doesn't strike your fancy, be sure to check out our full lineup of big screen TV deals.

  2. Madden NFLMadden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 bundled with NFL Sunday Ticket
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $99.99 with free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: We're calling this one an Editors' Choice, as Madden NFL 25 is one of the season's most anticipated gaming titles. Although it's list price for this special edition, it includes a code good for a 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computer, tablet, and mobile devices. While GameSpot had issues with the game not including enough new twists, it praised Madden NFL 25 as "still a very comprehensive and full-featured treatment of NFL football."

    Of note, there are three available options for the NFL Sunday Ticket code. If you have DirecTV service and NFL Sunday Ticket Max you can access NFL Sunday Ticket on your computer and mobile devices using your current DirecTV username and password. If you don't have DirecTV service, you can sign up for DirecTV and get $10 off per month for the first year of service and one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge. Or, if you can't get DirecTV service, the code will allow access to the 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computers, tablets, and mobile devices — including Red Zone.

  3. NCAA HoodieTwo NCAA Football Men's and Women's Hoodies or Sweatpants
    Store: Finish Line
    Price: $40 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: We're talking half off the retail price here, and you can choose from hundreds of styles including the pictured Alabama Crimson Tide option. Made from 70% cotton and 30% polyester, you can wear these items with 100% school spirit. This is the best deal we've seen on these items from Finish Line in recent months, although we saw a single hoodie for $15 shipped in May; and let's face it, how much college football can you watch in May? Other eligible schools include Notre Dame, Florida, Ohio State, and more.

  4. Portable Party PubAvanti 1.7-Cubic Foot Portable Party Pub
    Store: Staples
    Price: $199.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $41

    Is It Worth It?: We listed this party pub for $20 less last week, but the current price is still so good, we'd be remiss to omit it from our roundup. With this dual kegerator, you'll serve as the life of the party, wearing your team's colors and, if called upon by your friends, a lampshade on the head. (Better yet, you should settle for a football helmet instead: It's more apropos for the season.) Available in Stainless Steel, it can accommodate up to two 5-liter mini-kegs and features a draught-style handle and tap, digital temperature control, CO2 regulator and pressure gauge, and interior LED lighting.

  5. Home Theater ReclinerMainstays Home Theater Recliner
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $134 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $126

    Is It Worth It?: See this chair? Never mind that Walmart says it comes in Camel (pictured) or Sierra, as the color in the photograph looks an awful lot like "football brown" to us. This faux leather chair features a push-back recliner design, which, as we all know, proves ideal for operating a remote at extra-comfy angles. You supply the armchair quarterback banter, beer and chips sold separately. And remember: You can juke like a running back, and dodge the $19.97 shipping charge, by choosing Site-to-Store pickup.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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