BEST PLACE FOR PUTTIN' ON THE BLITZ Phoenix 2005 - Ritz-Carlton Hotel
If you can stand to vacate your lucky armchair on Saturdays and Sundays, you'll be rewarded handsomely -- if not with a win by your favorite pro or college football team, then at least with a pigskin party fit for an MVP. The Ritz's Executive Football Club boasts three big-screen plasma TVs, laptop computers for fantasy geeks, an all-you-can-eat "tailgate buffet" and complimentary drinks during the first quarter of each game, all for just $20 admission to the hotel's posh, mahogany-soaked Esplanade Club. You can even buy "season tickets" (for $500) and have a say in which games are shown each week. Just be sure not to show up in a wife-beater and boxers.