Source: OC Register
7 Must-Haves For the NCAA Tournament Branded Content Contributor %%item_date%% %%item_source%%
Fan Gear for the Occasion
What’s better than cheering on your team while showing the world who you root for? There are so many sites to pickup an outfit before the big dance. The best site is Fanatics which has official gear from every school and features almost every big school in the NCAA. Homefield is a hidden gem that sells retro logos for universities. The retro look commands a higher price, but the quality is amazing.
A Big TV
TV prices are better than ever so get ready for the big games by heading to a store and picking up your dream setup. There are some fantastic products at lower prices than the traditional big-name brands. Hi-Sense, for example, features the new U6H and was rated the best budget big screen TV by RTINGS. When you upgrade to 4k and HDR products, it will completely change how you watch sporting events live.
PIP is without a doubt the best way to watch the first and second round of the NCAA tournament. It allows you to pull up multiple channels at the same time ensuring you don’t miss a second of the action. It’s not as vital late in the tournament as there are fewer games but is critical to seeing all of the early upsets. Be sure that your TV can run it before the action starts.
A Solid Sound System
Bring the atmosphere of the arena into your home! A simple audio setup can drastically change how you watch games. There are budget 5.1 stereo setups that only run $100-200 on Amazon and Best Buy. Upgrading your TV speaker is a surefire way to hear everything on the court and the fans in the stands.
Don’t miss a second of the action by using a reliable TV streaming service. The best out there at the moment is unquestionably YouTubeTV which allows you to record all your favorite team’s games. You are able to customize your channels in whatever order you desire, that way you don’t have to endlessly scroll to get to your preferred channels.
Refreshments and Snacks
Stock up on your favorite foods and drinks at the supermarket before settling in for the long haul. Hop on Tik Tok to find some new recipes that are easy to make without much preparation. Crack into nostalgia and grab some Capri-Sun or even some Sunny Delight to put a smile on your friends’ faces
The Right Furniture
Plan your layout to ensure everyone watching can see the games and be comfortable. If you are planning on hosting then a sectional couch is the best way to fit a bunch of people and all be oriented toward all of the action. A couch side table that slides under the couch is a must. Guests need somewhere to put their gametime beer or cocktail.