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Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Abt-solutely Delicious: Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed French Bread

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Like we said earlier this week, one of the best things about football season is hitting the stadium parking lot for a day of tailgating. For football fans who prefer to avoid the crowds, a close second is to put the game on at home and have the gang over for a Sunday filled with fun and finger foods. Scrambling for something to bring to the season-kickoff party? We whipped up this tasty Buffalo Chicken Stuffed French Bread, which is easy to make, easy to serve, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.  (more…)

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Tailgate Season is Here!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

If there’s one thing that makes us feel better about summer ending, it’s the arrival of football season. Thursday marks the start of the NFL regular season schedule, which means it’s time for our favorite fall activity: tailgating.

The key to a successful tailgate is finding the right mix of food, entertainment and actually rooting for your team. Here are some of our favorite products for balancing all three and achieving the perfect Sunday afternoon parking lot party. (more…)

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TV Picks For The Big Game

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

There’s probably no annual event more focused on the TV than the game that decides the champion of the NFL. We can’t use its name, but you know the game we’re talking about. New England and Seattle will be battling it out next Sunday and it’s going to be…Super.

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If your TV’s not up to snuff, there’s no better time to buy one than right now. Whether you’re springing for a big screen for your den or a secondary TV for the kitchen or bathroom, we’ve got what you need. In this list of TV suggestions, we’ve highlighted models from a variety of brands, at all price points, with every feature you can imagine. With one of the largest TV inventories anywhere, all of the TVs listed below are in stock and ready to be taken home. Order by January 23rd and receive free nationwide shipping in time for the Big Game.

 

The Second String- Samsung 24″ Black 720P LED Smart HDTV 

This guy is a perfect secondary TV, so folks grabbing a bite to eat or heading to the bathroom won’t miss out on any of the action. It’s small enough to fit on a shelf but large enough to get a decent view of the game. And built-in Smart functions mean it can access the web, so you can get updated game stats, replay the best commercials or talk trash to your buddies on Facebook.

The Affordable 40- Toshiba 40″ Black 1080p LED HDTV

If you ask us, 40″ is the absolute minimum size for a den where more than a couple people will be watching. Years ago, even a 40-incher was costly. Today, you can pick up this 40″ Full HD LED TV from Toshiba for just under $300. Perfect TV for that first apartment or basement rec room. (more…)

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Countdown to the Big Game!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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Chips and salsa? That’s bush league.

 

If there are two things Abt loves helping our customers do, they’re cooking and entertaining. After all, probably 90% of the products we carry are used for one of those two activities. And no other single day combines these two joys more than that special Sunday when the two best teams in the NFL square off in the biggest football game of the year. Take a group of family and friends and place them in front of a big screen TV and a bigger spread of hearty, spicy, cheesy treats and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. If your team happens to be competing, all the better.

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This is more like it. Should’t have posted this on an empty stomach…

 

While we won’t have a Bear in the fight (so to speak), we’ll still be partying it up next Sunday. And in anticipation of the Big Game, early next week we’ll be featuring tips on the Abt Blog that will help you have the best Super Sunday ever, from recipes for easy-to-prepare finger foods to expert tips on how to make sure your TV is best setup for an action-packed football game. We’ll even be accepting photo submissions for our Best Big Game Party. So stay tuned for all kinds of fun with football and food!

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Football Fanatics: Save BIG on HDTVs at Abt

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Football is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate by getting a big HDTV at a great price.  Browse Abt’s selection of HDTVs and find the one that’s right for all your football parties.

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Abt on NBC Chicago

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

While the result of this past weekend’s football game was less than thrilling for us in the Chicagoland area, a lot of the fun came from the build up. One of the exciting things came from planning a party. Josh Davis, made an appearance on NBC Morning News on Saturday to share some of his ideas for great things to have for your ultimate football party. While our Bear’s chances are dashed, all these items are still great to get for the upcoming Super Bowl in February.

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Da Bears!

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Kids Day 2009Kids having fun at last year’s Kids Day Chicago Bears theme.

On Sunday, September 19th, da Bears will be playing the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium at 12 noon.  That’s the same day that we are hosting another Kids Day from 11:30am to 3pm with a Bears theme.  Kids (young and old at heart) can participate in making helmets, pennants, and fingers.  Also available are football bracelets, water bottles and squishy footballs to take home.  For those that want to burn off some energy, we will have games, football ring toss, football toss and bags.  And it wouldn’t be a complete football theme without food, so Sweet Baby Rays will be on hand for a tailgating party with free Pulled Pork sandwiches and chips.  So if you’re not cheering on da Bears in the comfort of your own home, stop by Abt for Kids Day and catch the game on one of our large screen TVs, while sitting in a massage chair.

Jennifer A.

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

NBC 5 Taping

This morning, Abt’s very own Josh Davis went to the NBC studios to tape a segment for Weekend Web. He focused on gearing up for the football season. The products he highlighted were the Sony KDL40HX800 with a free 3D sync transmitter and 2 3D glasses; the Samsung PN50C450 which features a large screen for a great price; a Bose Cinemate GSII home theater system; a Bears’ themed iPad; Weber Q to maximize your tailgating experience; and the Cuisinart Popcorn Maker which is great for healthy snacks (in between pizza, wings and beer). If you miss Josh’s spot on TV, the segment will be available online. What do you think are some must have football gadgets?   –Jennifer A.

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Need A TV? Abt Has One For You!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

HDTVs at Abt

When the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know that (regular) football season is almost here!

Here at Abt, we carry a wide assortment of TVs for homes and businesses to cheer on their favorite team.  We carry all major brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, SunBriteTV, Haier and Bang & Olufsen.  If you’re looking for a slim LED, an all-around picture from a LCD, the deep colors from a Plasma or the large sizes from DLPs, we have them all here at Abt.

Many of our manufacturers have great deals going on like the $2,700 instant rebate on the Samsung 46″ C9000 LED or the Sony XBR52HX909 3D bundle where you get a free 3D blu-ray player, 3D sync transmitter and 2 pairs of 3D glasses for free!

For more information on which TV is great for you, view our TV buying guide, call one of our sales specialists or stop by the store.

-Jennifer A.

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Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?!?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Yes, it’s that time again, where men & women disappear into their magazines and computers to figure out which QB is best for their championship winning team,  “Mike Ditka’s Powerful Mustache”: Fantasy Football Season!

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Here are some things from Abt to make your draft day the best it can be. For up to date research on the best players, stop trying to draft Dan Marino and throw out that old Commodore 64. You need to pick up a new Sony Laptop like the VPCEB27FX with its Core 5 processor that loads web pages faster so you can pick up a receiver like Devin Aromashodu before your opponents realize his talent. You can then hook your new laptop up to a new 42″ Panasonic Plasma TV with an Audioquest HDMI cable so the other teams can see your draftboard and wonder how they’ll compete with you with Jay Cutler as your QB.

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Now that you’re done drafting, enjoy that success with some great food like wings fried in your Waring Deep Fryer, mini pizzas baked in your Cuisinart Convection Oven, and then wash it down with a cold one from your new Danby Compact Refrigerator.  You’re finally ready for this football season, just like the Bears defense is ready to punish opposing teams.

Walter O.

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