Football fans and players alike were worried that they wouldn't have their Sunday Night Football fixes this year when the NFL lockout was yet to be resolved. But starting last night with the Packers vs. the Saints, two recent Super Bowl champs, the 2011-2012 NFL season kicked off with a bang.
Local games and most big games will be broadcasted on your basic cable stations assuming that you aren't in a blackout area. A lot of cities will blackout the game in the surrounding area of the stadium in order to encourage fans to actually go to the games.
The NFL Network is the NFL's dedicated channel to all things NFL. Check your local listings or contact your basic cable provider in order to figure out how you can access this channel. For football enthusiasts who watch games religiously, this package is a must-have
Want access to every single game, prime time and otherwise? Splurge a bit and get the NFL Sunday Ticket where you can view all of the non-prime time games in HD, assuming your television permits. If you live in Nebraska, but are a dedicated Jacksonville Jaguars fan, never fear! You will be able to access these games on the NFL Sunday Ticket channel.
Throw the Best NFL Viewing Parties
You don't have to be an avid tailgater to be able to throw fantastic viewing parties. Our Super Bowl Party Guide tells you exactly how to throw a great tailgate as well as a great viewing party that will satisfy all of your guests.
From pre-game snacks to halftime games to keep your guests occupied, you will not only entertain your guests thoroughly, but you will keep them coming back for each football party you throw!
Fingers crossed that your team makes it to the big Super Bowl game in 2012, but until then, crack open a cold beer and enjoy the start of the season that almost wasn't! It's a great way to meet new people and have a good time with old friends.