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Are you ready for some football? I can’t hear you. I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!? YEAH! WOO! LET’S GOOOOOO! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, football season. It’s finally here, finally, after long last upon us, and we’re dying to watch. For all of your football watching needs, simply read below.

The Antenna

Antenna TV will be your best friend this coming football season. With an antenna, you’ll get access to CBS, FOX, NBC, and ABC, the major broadcasters of both college and NFL action. Check out CBS for all of your SEC and AFC game needs (and the Big Game in Alanta), FOX for your NFC action, and NBC for those Sunday night games.

Wanna find out if a game is available in your area? Simply head over to 506sports.com, a one-stop shop for finding out who is on which channel on a given week. Updated weekly on Wednesdays, 506sports.com provides easy to read maps that tell you which games are on which channels. It’s a must.


If your antenna is giving you issues, Fubo is a great place to catch the NBC, FOX, and CBS action. Additionally, you’ll get access to the PAC-12 network for all of my fellow Buffs fans. Sko Buffs! All this and more starts at $40 a month.

Sling TV

Depending on whether you choose the Blue or Orange package, Sling TV will let you watch not only NBC and FOX (Blue) but ESPN as well (Orange). ESPN will give you those sweet, sweet Monday night games, and a plethora of Saturday college action as well. You can also get the SEC or PAC-12 networks as well. $25/month for each, or $40/month for both orange and blue.

YouTube TV

Want something all encompassing of the above? YouTube TV is your answer. In addition to a bunch of other content, Youtube TV has live access to ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and ESPN. Talk about inclusivity. $40/month.

Amazon Prime Video

That’s right, you’ll be able to stream most of this year’s Thursday night NFL lineup on Amazon Prime Video, just like last year. This is a great feature, as many people have access to this streaming platform already. $119/year and you get free 2-day shipping from Amazon as well as lots of great content as well.

NFL Sunday Ticket

This is where things start to get crazy. As we know, DirecTV is the exclusive provider of every single NFL game, and now you can stream these games with no satellite dish, provided you live in an apartment that can’t have a satellite access. This plan starts at $73/month.

DirecTV Now

Slightly different than NFL Sunday ticket, but with all of the same perks. Starting around $40/month, you’ll have access to all those channels above as well as the option to add on NFL Sunday Ticket from a purely streaming standpoint. Unfortunately, that option is only available in Boston, LA, Hartford, Louisville, Philly, Phoenix, and San Antonio right now.

There you have it, the ultimate guide to streaming the ultimate game – American Tackle Football. No two-hand touch streaming available, you aren’t watching some flag football tournament, this isn’t a way to stream backyard or high school football, this is the real deal. Now are you ready for some football, or what?!