In case you missed the Matt and Julio show, the Atlanta Falcons demolished the Green Bay Packers 44-21 to win the NFC championship, with Matt Ryan throwing for 392 yards and 4 touchdowns, two of those to Julio Jones. The Falcons are now just one win away from being Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. The Super Bowl is always a prime time to throw a party, especially now that the home team is playing in the Big Dance for the first time since 1999 (remember Jamal Anderson). So if you’re thinking about watching the game outside on your deck or patio, here’s some practical advice.
No Roof? You need an outdoor TV.
Indoor TVs are just not made for the rain. If you want to watch this game and others on an unsheltered deck, we recommended investing in an outdoor TV. They cost more, but they’re specifically designed to handle the rigors of operating outside and you don't have to keep taking it inside and out every time your throwing an outdoor party.
Pick The Porch
Indoor TVs can be installed on a covered porch. But even here, the moisture, humidity and temperatures of being outside can take their toll. So think about buying a low-budget television and replacing it every four years or so.
Move Your Current Indoor TV Outside
Another option is to move one of your indoor TVs to your porch just for the game. First, choose a location for the television that is protected from the rain. The easiest and safest way to provide a signal to the TV is to use either a wireless HDMI or stream the programming using Apple TV, Roku or another wireless internet media box. We don’t recommend running a cable line outside. Be sure that the TV and all other equipment involved is plugged into weather-resistant outlets that are designed for outdoor use.
What About the Weather?
Forecasters are predicting a high temperature of 51 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday, with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Of course that can change, (the average high in Atlanta on February 5 is 54 degrees) but be ready to warm up your Super Bown Party guests with some hot beverages. And Go Falcons!
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