NFL Season Boosts Economy

RENO, Nev. -- RENO, Nev. -- The 2012 NFL season kicks off tonight as Dallas Cowboys take on the the reigning Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants.

Originally, the kick-off game was scheduled for tomorrow, but it will be aired tonight so it won't interfere with President Obama's speech at the Democratic Nationality Convention.

This will be the first NFL game played on a Wednesday since September 22, 1948.

Whether it's buying TV channel subscriptions or racking up the pizza orders, NFL season scores big bucks.

People aren't afraid to dish out the cash when it comes to supporting their favorite NFL team. According to Newsweek, last nearly $5,000,000 dollars is spent on NFL apparel.

It's a big economic boost for local bars as well. People will be pouring in with friends and family who will spending their money on beer and food all night as they watch their favorite teams play.

For Fantasy Football fanatics, bars like Bully's offers special deals for having your fantasy draft at their locations.

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