Watch Football on TV

Football doesn’t have the distinction of being known as the big American hobby, but it surely should and with excellent reason. The game play is challenging, it is a way to gather the family, grow team spirit in high schools, Colleges, Universities and Communities rooting for a particular squad sets their respective campuses and localities ablaze with squad colors, tail gating parties and assemblies. Following your favorite team by showing up at every game can get pricey. With airplane fares for out of state games, and the price of season tickets if your team goes all the way to the finals will make you rack up a pretty hefty fan tab (and we haven’t even gotten to the price of memorabilia). It is also impossible to get tickets to major game days such as the Super Bowl.Do you want to learn more? Visit looking for football on TV. Following a team or just catching up with local and out of state games gets much easier and a whole lot cheaper when you can watch football on TV.

Football TV schedules

The first thing you will need to know are the local schedules for games you are interested in. For professional games, NFL.com has the most extensive listing of all Pre, Regular and Post season games and yearly matchups. NFL.com lists the shows by date time and channel so that you will never miss a game.

A little well known resource that is growing in popularity is the506. It gives maps that give the game areas and football TV schedules for the NFL season for FOX and CBS. It was created by a fan who acquires the data from titantv.com, tv.yahoo.com and zap2it.com and foxsports.com. The maps are revised on Wednesday night or Thursday afternoon for that weekend’s games. With updates and corrections on Friday if required.

ESPN is certainly a one stop resource for everything football related. The only problem with viewing their website is that they will only list the schedules for their own network. Their site conveniently gives game outcomes, game spotlights, articles and bios on stars and up and comers as well as the all important schedules. There are fun features such as countdown clocks to the NFL draft and contests and special sections that let fans win tickets to various games.

Besides ESPN, College football teams get a little harder to follow on TV, especially if you are in a different state from your home team and can t get regular updates from local radio and stations and papers. Games from smaller schools may be broadcast on local college stations while fans of popular universities such as Louisiana State, Penn State, and Ohio State can watch games on major network stations such as ESPN, COX and CBSC. Game schedules can be found on the each particular teams website, usually listed by Time, Network and the in some instances the play back schedule in case you miss the live broadcast. ABC, NBC, TBS and FOX will also broadcast college games; their schedules are also available on their respective websites.

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If your school or booster club could use extra money for your team or league, you can easily use the wonderful technology that is available and enabled on most internet devices to expand your teams presence online. It is one thing to have a Facebook page or twitter account to keep up with the game stats or post a video after the game is over, however there is a new way to expand your teams footprint and make extra money at the same time.

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I attended a booster club meeting recently and was shocked at how much financial support a typical booster club gives to their schools for facilities and equipment. From commercial lawn mowers to scoreboards, the booster clubs really are the backbone of each team’s support structure. This one club raised over $15,000.00 for a 3 month season to help keep up the football field and general maintenance for the stadium.

Without their support where would the typical school be financially. They can’t charge enough with the concession stand, and ticket sales for a typical sporting event. Getting support for a team is a constant challenge that never goes away. Just lighting the field for night games is expensive.

OK, you may be asking, where am I going with this? There is no one thing that solves the ongoing problem but we have an idea that has helped schools to get and maintain a revenue stream without having to get volunteers to work all the time with events that take a lot of time and effort. Bake sales, Auctions, and paid plate dinners all bring revenue but many times the net revenue is small, so you must have other events to raise money. Usually a wealthy donor is the savings grace for most programs.

Check out this idea for a simple way to raise money with more bang for the buck. Find 2 volunteers that love the game. Get them a microphone, headset, and a laptop with internet connection. They can call the play-by-play game live and broadcast it on line. Anyone can listen for free with any internet device. You sign up local companies one time for a season with a simple 1 page form. You charge them $500.00 per season to advertise on your channel and you keep all the advertising dollars. The cost per game is as low a $20.00 and it is designed for iPhones, Android phones, iPads, and other internet devices to listen in live from anywhere in the world. It is great for Alumni, Grandparents, distant relatives and most important is the Military personnel on deployment with a child that is in the game.