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.
Vizio 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.
Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 bundled with NFL Sunday Ticket
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.
Two 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.
Avanti 1.7-Cubic Foot Portable Party Pub
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.
Mainstays Home Theater Recliner
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.