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Who actually likes watching a game at home than at the stadium?

Who actually likes watching a game at home than at the stadium?

Okay, ignoring the fact that Candlestick Park is a terrible stadium, who actually enjoys watching games at home rather than going to the live game?

I'm a bit mixed about it. The experience is pretty awesome if you tailgate and it's a good game. The crowd definitely enhances whatever your feeling. A lukewarm performance by the 49ers makes things miserable. But I'm sure a GREAT game from the team or a comeback victory is an AWESOME feeling when you're surrounded by thousands of like-minded, cheering people.

Sometimes though, I like being able to chill at home and watch the game. I can lie down and watch, be a couch-potato, use the bathroom that I trust is clean, and have cheap food.

I normally try to watch most games at home and then watch a live game that I'm sure we can win. Thoughts?
I haven't missed a Niner home game in over a decade. Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than sitting in MY seat in Candlestick and watching our 49ers play. As nice as my set up is at home, there's no way I'd rather be on my couch instead of at the game.

[ Edited by StOnEy333 on Aug 14, 2010 at 23:57:38 ]
Big Screen HD tv. Big comfy couch. Bathroom within 10 feet. Mass alcohol at much cheaper price. No need to drink and drive. Cheaper food. Stats, replays, commentary and insights. No traffic jams. No bad weather.

My opinion might change when the new stadium is built
I prefer watching on tv. It's the complete opposite for college football though, so much more fun to watch a bears game live.
Well how bout the one choice that you left out.

I would like to go to the games but since I'm out of area I'm stuck at home.

okay make that two...

I like to watch at the local Pub so I can get microbrews on tap and hit on the splittail at the same time.

Honestly though there are many positives in any of these scenarios.

Home. I can fix whatever I want as a game snack and don't have to pay an inflated price for the grub. I can buy my favorite brews and have them Ice cold and drink as many of them as i want(especially when the occasional stinker game occurs) without worry of getting a DUI and ending up on the police blotter. No lines to the Head, nobody being a Tool behind you get to see IR, get better than average coverage depending on the announcing crew and can be as loud and obnoxious as the neighbors will put up with. If you're like me you cheer just as loud at home as you do when you get to attend.

Games. Tailgating. Nothing like sampling some tailgate grub, you bring your own Brews but you can sample some new labels when your bros show up with something they found on that vacation they took during the odffseason. Great chance to possibly talk to some players and get some autographs especially those people who have field level seating. The food can be pretty good despite the inflated cost, get to check out the hotties cheering on the sidelines more regular than the occasional camera pan. And in most instances get to enjoy the game with the thousands of fans who also showed up. Then on top of that you get bragging rights. The ability to tell your granchilluns that you were at "The Catch" or got to see Montana play or...

~Ceadder
Depends on weather.

During fall, once I see that 3-4pm sun shining down on the field, it'd be nice to watch at the 'Stick. Come Nov-Dec-Jan, when I see the rainclouds dumping something fierce, I'd much rather watch in the comfort of my home with furnace set at 70 while wrapped up in my 49er snuggie. It sure beats trodging through the muddy parking lot while dealing with 3 hours of traffic trying to get on 101.
Originally posted by rodbeezy:
Depends on weather.

During fall, once I see that 3-4pm sun shining down on the field, it'd be nice to watch at the 'Stick. Come Nov-Dec-Jan, when I see the rainclouds dumping something fierce, I'd much rather watch in the comfort of my home with furnace set at 70 while wrapped up in my 49er snuggie. It sure beats trodging through the muddy parking lot while dealing with 3 hours of traffic trying to get on 101.

It hasn't rained at a Niner home game in years.
I feel more into the game watching it at the stadium, and really I don't even think about my couch, bathroom, tv or any other s**t with I am there.


season tickets

[ Edited by RonMexico on Aug 15, 2010 at 00:49:44 ]
Gamedays are great but the only thing that makes me want to stay home sometimes is the belligerent drinking that seems to dominate NFL games. The loudmouthed alcoholics at the games make me want to stay home along with the handful of fans who come to the game with a thug mentality looking to start fights(although this seems to becoming more common). I've been to games where everyone in our section is more worried about whats happening in the stands rather than on the field. Thats not fun and not something fans should be subjected to. As a result, I certainly would never take a child to games. The constant cursing, drinking and generally poor behavior exhibited by some aren't things I would submit a kid to.
  • mod
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If I could do it, I would go to every single game...
  • PaulW
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I prefer watching at home due to the better view of the action and the fans that get upset when you actually try to cheer or make noise.
I would love to go to a game but for now I'm with Ceadder, just hit up the bar and hope for the best. If I could I would go to every game
Honestly, home. You don't get a better view than that.
I like watching from Home better, but i have to go to a few games here and there, I LOVE the atmosphere @ The Stick!
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There are some sports that are much better live than on TV, football isn't one of them.