Cut the Cord? You Can Still Watch the NFL on TV at Home

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So you cut the cord. Great! No more shocking cable tv bills, no more outlandish fees … no more NFL football.


Hey, cutting the cord was a great move, there’s no denying. But you’ve also cut yourself out of being able to watch free NFL games. Of course, you can always trek to the local watering hole on Sundays and blow next week’s lunch money. But with the NFC exclusively on FOX, the AFC on CBS, and the big Sunday night matchup on NBC — and don’t forget that always-tantalizing Thursday night matchup — you are basically out of luck watching games at home for free.

Unless of course you bought a digital HD antenna. They’re cheap, easy to hook up, and most decent ones have a 50-mile range, plenty to capture air signals from all the major networks, most of the local channels, and even PBS to satisfy your Ken Burns/Charlie Rose/Austin City Limits joneses. And today on Amazon, you can pick up an amplified HD digital HD antenna for under twenty bucks — and get it delivered tomorrow.

Yes, you’ve got to be a Prime member, and yeah, you’ve got to pay a little extra for next-day shipping. But hey, at least you won’t have to fight for a barstool in front of the wrong TV at the sports bar, and spend all that cash you saved on cord-cutting drinking lousy beer while straining to see the right TV at the other side of the room.

Amazon’s Daily Deals are usually awesome, and this one is no exception. But it’s what they call a “Lightning Deal” — which means it expires at about 2 p.m. today. If you’re ready for some football, you’d better get cracking.

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