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Supporting The Home Team From The Comfort Of Your Couch

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Supporting The Home Team From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Supporting The Home Team From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Supporting The Home Team From The Comfort Of Your Couch

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The Detroit Lions huddle during a snowstorm in the first half of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in December. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Nowadays, do sports fans have to show their support by purchasing tickets? After all, the NFL makes much more money from TV than at the box office. Aren't you doing your fair share by staying comfy-warm downstairs by your own huge, high-definition TV, where you're surrounded by chosen friends and family, and have your own choice refreshments and your own toilet facilities?

These are things that come to mind with recent sporting events conducted under the most gruesome of weather conditions.

Click on the audio link above to hear Deford's take on this issue.