Every soccer die-hard will agree that 2021 (of course 2020 as well) hasn’t been the best for football. Well, the pandemic hasn’t favored football fans one bit. This has changed how football fans enjoy their games, most especially those who like watching live matches on the trenches. But thanks to the advancement in digital technology, soccer is here to stay and this ensures that you’ll never have to worry about the strict laws on social distancing.
Now, whether you are a football enthusiast or just a casual viewer, one thing is clear, you have the love of football flowing in your veins. Football is among the sports that unite people from all ethnicities regardless of their affiliations or race. This is the only sport where bullets are traded with football and all to bring warring communities together. So, if you are still on the fence on how you can have a great time enjoying your favorite sport, below are six enjoyable ways to watch football in 2021.
1. Keep Your Eyes on the Results Charts
This might come in as a surprise, but truth be told, you don’t need to own an HD flatscreen in your living room to enjoy your favorite sport. You could be working remotely with no time for a quick peek on your screen because you are on a virtual call. You could split your screen with your favorite football platform for football results, football stats, and football news across the globe. Such platforms will help to ensure that you are updated with current football news, trends, and activities of your favorite soccer players.
2. Invite Your Drinking Buddies Over
Just because social distancing has been imposed doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy watching your football matches with your drinking buddies. You’ll of course want to ensure that you have enough “sanitizers” and that everyone is wearing their masks. Having friends over is a great way to enjoy a game of football. Having a great internet connection will help you to stream live matches, meaning that you’ll never miss a moment. Speaking of great television, below are factors to consider when choosing a TV for your football matches:
- Screen size – You don’t want to strain too much when watching a football match, right? This means investing in a screen size that supports the number of people watching live matches. And because you are the friendly neighbor who always invites his drinking buddies, go for a wider screen.
- Screen resolution – High-resolution screens are clearer and offer a more refined view.
- Connectivity – Thanks to modern technology, we have smart TVs that can connect to home Wi-Fi, making it easier to stream live matches.
- Ports – This is a no brainer! You’ll of course want to ensure that the TV has all the ports ranging from HDMI ports to VGA ports.
3. Go Social
When space is an issue or perhaps you ran out of drinks the other night, you can take it a notch higher and go social. You could create posts on your Facebook page or Instagram inviting friends to give comments on the live football match. You can also go live and see what your friends have to say. Keeping the conversations going on social media mid-match will keep you occupied and stimulated. Hey, why not take the opportunity to promote a product or your brand while at it? This must be a great advertisement opportunity, don’t you think?
4. Make a Buck Out of It
There are so many secure betting sites globally where you could make an extra coin from betting. But before getting on with it, betting is not for everyone. In addition to this, betting is addictive. Be sure that this is what you want and also, you’ll need a betting strategy that will help you to make huge gains. In addition to this, you must also know your sport. Soccer, being a universal sport is among the many sports that bettors have over the past few years profited from while others have had torrid experiences at it.
5. Make Fun With the Commentaries
Only in football commentaries will you hear commentators saying that anything white in a bottle is milk! If you carefully follow what the commentators say through a match, you’ll pick a few silly, funny, and some utterly, well, for lack of a better word, creative. Hey, you’ll also appreciate the referee-player rivalries and other funny moments during the match.
6. Workout Mid-game
A football game runs for a whopping 90 minutes. You can derive your motivation from players who are running up and down chasing a football! You could invest in a treadmill where you jog as the game progresses. For anyone with fitness goals to keep up with, sitting for 90 minutes isn’t healthy. As you watch your game on your curved high-resolution TV, stretch a bit, jog on the spot, or pump those biceps with a dumbbell. Don’t forget to hydrate and snack while at it.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to fully enjoy a game of football. The above are ideas that will help to keep your spirits high, win or lose because hey, it will either be a draw or there will be a team that goes home disappointed.