Why “NFL Cheapskate”? Well, I'm not a cheapskate, really… it's just a name meant to convey a theme (hopefully).
And that theme is about an average person living in a world where the costs are way above average.
That “person” is of course, you and me, and that world I’m referring to is the NFL.
Like you, I’m an average NFL fan - average height, average weight, average salary, and so on; so when I see something like this…
I am simultaneously offended and amused.
I was once a “passive” fan. That is, my entire game day experience consisted of the game, and only the game, sometimes not even the entire game. Mainly I would arrive a few minutes early and then - in order to beat the traffic - leave before the end of the 4th quarter.
Expense-wise, is wasn’t too bad… a decent upper-deck seat from StubHub, along with parking, a beer or two, and a hot dog would end up costing no more than $110 - pretty modest by NFL standards.
All this began to change, and game day became just that - an entire day, or most of it, centered around the game. More tailgating beforehand, more sports bars afterwards, and no more early exits.
I was gradually becoming an “active” fan, but with the new found enjoyment came new found costs. Yup, thing are simple - and cheap - when your team sucks, but success is always accompanied by higher prices. Supply and demand, and all that. And so, the 100 bucks or so it used to cost me sometimes became double, even triple, that amount, and I quickly realized that it was not something I could sustain.
Basically, I had to somehow learn to cut back on my spending without sacrificing any fun. Sometimes I saved “only” $40, at times it was $100 or more per game.
So whether you’re a passive NFL fan, an active fan, or even a stay-at-home fan, you too can save money on NFL tickets, tailgating, TV packages, or whatever you’re into. Even if $40 or $100 isn’t that much to you, think of what that amounts to over the course of the many years - being a fan after all, is a lifetime thing.
Whether you like my site or hate it, agree or disagree with me, you can be assured that I will make every effort to provide unbiased, high-quality content designed to help you get the most bang for your NFL buck, save money, and have fun while doing it.
There’ll be no fluff or filler material - I prefer nothing over crap, so if ever there are long periods between updates, you’ll know why. Also, if you do see fluff, it’s likely old content that is gradually being phased out; please be patient.
I also promise that I will never (knowingly) recommend or point you to a product, service, or site that doesn’t provide you with the best or near-best value or deal, just for the sake of a sale or a click.
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