A recent New York Times article identifies a group of hardy people who don't let the weather curb their outdoor entertaining. One subject of the article, "Snow Forecast? Set Up The Patio" actually watches football throughout the Winter season on his outdoor patio:
A sectional with outdoor cushions and the ottoman are arranged in front of the fireplace, and (very important) there’s a high-definition cable hookup so that, when they carry their set outside, they can get the full Direct TV football package. On football Sundays, Mr. Wilson likes to grill sausages, and sometimes takes a break to play Ping-Pong at an outdoor table with his 9-year-old son, Tyler. He keeps warm with the fireplace, a propane gas lamp and, if need be, another fire in a fire pit.
Frankly, I'd be thrilled if my husband decided to implement an outdoor viewing area for his weekend football habit. What about you? Do you do any outdoor entertaining in the Winter months? Even barbecuing on the porch counts in my book!