IN DALLAS, SUPERBOWL PARTIES ARE SERIOUS: BE READY WITH A SMARTER HOME (NATURALLY, INCLUDING HOME THEATER AND SPORTS PACKAGES)
THE BIG GAME
The food, fans, fun, or the Superbowl. Hosting at your home is easier than any major holiday. It's one night. The kids don't need a sitter. It's socially acceptable to serve hot dogs. No one argues over what channel or show to watch. Most guests' expectations are a nice TV set up. And beer. A clean house is a bonus. But all sports fans appreciate the immediacy, the crisp HD vision and HD sound, and wifi that delivers at a nonstop 40-yard sprint. Have it year-round.
Range of a Sports Fan for Your Home Theater
- NFL RedZone
- March Madness
- Other college sports (if your kid chooses rugby at college, that's probably not on CBS primetime)
- Golf Simulators
- Kinetic and stationary gaming setups (think Switch)
- Gym (more on that in a minute)
WIDE (RADIO) RECEIVER: ORIGINAL SUPERBOWL FOR LIVE TV
In 1919, one of the first-ever real-time sports broadcasts took place in Dallas. A broadcast announcer read telegrammed updates of a football game over the radio! It wasn't technically live (and someone did the same thing for a Jayhawks game in 1911) but more sports were about to follow.
WATCHING THE GAME HAS CHANGED
A college baseball match between Columbia and Princeton in 1939 was the first sports tv broadcast. There were fewer than 1,000 TVs at the time. Sports is now available on a host of screens (more on that in a minute) and a host of streams.
A long-running dispute between the NFL and a Pennsylvania man over a rough home recording of Superbowl 1 may be about to end--if the Kickstarter works. That original Superbowl 1 scrum was the Green Bay Packers versus the Kansas City Chiefs. And it took place in this year's hosting city: sunny LA.