Everything You Need For An Epic Football Season

Ready for kickoff? 🏈

Somehow, it’s already time for football season again! If the prospects of tailgating and weekends spent with friends watching the game sounds like your ideal activity, then this is your favorite time of year.

And if you’re just as excited this year as you were last year, then why not step your game up this time around to have a truly incredible football season? We’ve rounded up everything you’ll need to have the best. football season. ever.

A Solid Fantasy League

If you’ve got friends who watch football as religiously as you do (and even if they don’t) a group fantasy league is a must. You don’t have to put up any money, although we think it does make things a bit more interesting. ESPN lets you create a private league for free on their website or via their Fantasy app.

If you’d rather play week by week, or don’t have friends who care about football much, DFS (daily fantasy sports) is the way to go. While DFS is generally considered legal most everywhere, a few states have blocked certain websites. Check before you put any money up to see what your state’s specific rules are.

States Where FanDuel is Restricted:

Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Washington.

States Where DraftKings Is Restricted:

Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Washington.

States Where Yahoo! Is Restricted:

Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, and Washington.

Streaming Options

If you want to stay up to date on the action of every single game, you’re going to need to invest in plenty of different streaming services.

The NFL Network offers RedZone, which gives you seven straight hours of football every Sunday. They jump between games when the most important plays are happening live. If you don’t have a cable subscription (you can easily add RedZone on if you do), they partner with Hulu + Live TV.

Hulu also bundles with Disney+ and ESPN+, ensuring you won’t miss out on any of the action this season.

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Plenty Of Tailgates

There’s no better way to celebrate football season than with a good tailgate. Even if you don’t have tickets to the game, posting up around the stadium all day before kickoff is super fun. Surrounded by fans, games (cornhole anyone?), and delicious food, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself.

If you need some new gear before you head out to tailgate, check out places like Solo Stove (save $20 on orders $199+) and Vevor (save 5%) for things like portable fire pits and mini fridges!

Food, Food, & More Food

Speaking of delicious food, everyone knows a good RedZone party needs food. Hit up Costco to save on bulk buys when you’re hosting a big shindig. And you can get a free $20 shop card with your Student Beans discount!

If you don’t want to bother cooking for a crowd (and we don’t blame you), DoorDash is right there, waiting for you to use. Don’t forget to save 25% on your first order thanks to a student discount.

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Gear To Show Your Support

You gotta rep your team, right? Be sure to snag a jersey, sweatshirt, or anything else to show your love. Tons of places are offering great deals right now to help you stock up on gear before the season officially starts, so keep your eyes peeled!

Okay, now that you’re sufficiently hyped for football season, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. The first regular season game isn’t until September 8, but that just gives you more time to plan the perfect party! Just be sure to check on those student discounts so you can save as much $$$ as possible!

Need something to watch before kickoff? Check out what you should be watching on Hulu right now. And find out how you can make $100,000 tasting candy!