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19 Things That'll Help You Pretend You Like To Watch Football

Whether you're watching the game IRL or from your couch!

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2. A plastic flask to get your booze through metal detectors because sticking airplane bottles in your boots is fooling no one.

It has a rubber tether strap for a leak-proof seal, is top rack-dishwasher safe, and easily comes apart for cleaning.

Get it from Amazon for $10.

3. A folding stadium seat because you'll only last on those hard bleachers as long as your backside.

It's made of canvas with a water-resistant coating, and has a padded seat, capacity of 250 lbs., hook to stay put, and bungee cords for bleacher stability.

Promising review: "I bought two of these for my husband and I for to use for my oldest son's football games because the bleachers are so uncomfortable. Our youngest two kids kept stealing them every time we got up, so I bought two more for them. They are great, comfortable, durable, and a little heavy but sturdy. I love the hook on the front that keeps it from sliding back. I've seen other people fall off of the bench when their chair didn't have this feature." —karen r.

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in eight colors).


5. A cozy sweatshirt to convince your crew that you're into football and not just screaming the other f-word over and over again along with them because it's fun.

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (three colors, sizes S-2XL) or TATY on Etsy for $23.99+ (five colors, sizes S-XL).

Also available as a T-shirt from Amazon for $19.99+ (three colors, sizes S-2XL).

6. An NFL team pride blanket because you can be a fan of most anything when you're cozy for the game.

Promising review: "So happy I bought this!! I wore it wrapped around me all day at the Christmas Day game in Pittsburgh! it was freezing, but I stayed nice and cozy :D" —Carina S.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 31 teams).

7. A ~versatile~ cap with a dry-erase component you can customize for whoever your friends are pulling for this week.

Gaga is not a football team but she played the Super Bowl so that's close enough, right?

Get it from Rally Flip Cap for $23.99.


9. A set of dip clips so you can drown your boredom in your own personal portion of sauce and avoid that one gross friend who always double dips.

Dishwasher-safe and even works on paper plates!

Promising review: "We are IN LOVE with these little guys. They have allowed our party guests to have their own dipping sauces/salsa without getting it all over the rest of the buffet foods on their plate!" —Kathy Horner

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.45.

10. A fleece-lined hoodie for those days when it's nippy and may drizzle but you don't *need* a legit coat. (Also, you don't want to wear your nice coat to a game packed with rowdy fans and their beverages.),

Promising review: "I was looking for a inexpensive, rain-resistant coat and this fit the bill. I live in Missouri and will probably use this almost year-round with layers." —Matt

Get it from Amazon for $24.52+ (available in six colors, sizes S–4X).

11. And a sturdy, packable poncho to get you through a miserable downpour while still showing off any team gear you actually wore.

Promising review: "Thick, quality material. I used this for a very rainy football game and it was awesome!" —D. James

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


14. A DVD set of Friday Night Lights as a means to appreciate all the hard work and dedication that goes into the sport. Or just to slobber all over Tim Riggins. Maybe both!

No matter how meh you feel about football, you'll feel for this team and everything going on in Dillon, Texas. Trust!

Get it from Amazon on DVD for $54.99.

15. An arsenal of air-activated hand warmers you can stick in your gloves or pocket so you can focus on the game instead of whether or not you're going to lose a finger.

Each warmer lasts for 10 hours and activates as soon as you open the packet.

Promising review: "They last a long time and keep hands very warm. These have gotten my man through some extremely cold upstate New York winter days (he works outside). He loves them! They make braving the elements a little easier!" —Joanne G

Get a five-pack of pairs from Amazon for $6.24.


16. A portable propane grill for easier tailgating so you won't have to spend a small fortune on food inside the stadium.

It has a push-button ignition, cast-iron and porcelain-coated surfaces that are easy to clean, and folding design with a large handle and wheels for easy storage before you find your bleacher seat.

Promising review: "This grill is going on its fourth season of Patriots football and it is no worse for the wear. It cooks everything from lobster to fillet mignon, as long as you know how to use a grill, of course! The fold-up feature is great for packing up. It'll fit in the trunk of most any car. The propane tank refills can be bought at Dick's. If you go to any tailgating event, you'll see about 500 of these things. That's no coincidence. They work." —Kevin Fleury

Get it from Amazon for $127.99+ (available in eight colors).

17. A serving tray with inserts specific to your team so you can act like pretzels are running for a touchdown while everyone else is watching the human players on TV.

18. A pair of full-step orthopedic shoe insoles to make tailgating and standing up in the bleachers to yell at refs more bearable on your old dogs.

Promising review: "These insoles have made all the difference in the fit and comfort of my new hiking shoes. Excellent but flexible arch support and full-length insole design is perfect for standing and walking all day. They are worth the price over cheaper alternatives!" —lindguini

Get them from Amazon for $18.15+ (available in a range of men's and women's sizes).

19. And a simple football guide in case you want to finally *get* all the stuff you're being forced to watch. Maybe you'll even start to enjoy it?!

There are some football guides out there for "girls" that are, um, obviously sexist. This isn't one of them! It's written by hall of famer/current football talking head Howie Long and football consultant John Czarnecki. Even dedicate football fans can learn a thing or two from it!

Promising review: "We found it to be very helpful in explaining the ins and outs of the game, even though we have been fans for years." —Allen Baldridge

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in paperback and for Kindle).

Also available in a coaching guide if you become a convert and feel so led.