A LaZBoy recliner, a 50 inch TV, cold beer in the refrigerator and a crock pot full of something good cooking while you eat your favorite snacks. I dont know if that's a good alternative for you, but it's a perfect alternative for me. And I only have to buy the food and beer. For a fraction of the cost of going to the sports event. And you see the event 1000% better on TV.