NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The NFL's preseason is upon us and for-real football kicks off in a few weeks. Are you ready to spend some money?Like an all-pro cornerback waiting for his team to pay him and end a salary holdout, the NFL knows it's only a matter of time until fan spending hits midseason form. This year, however, a slight wane in financial uncertainly has the league and its teams ready to reverse pulled-back prices and launch an all-out blitz on the big spenders in the best seats. With ticket prices on the rise, beer prices still bloated and a certain video game franchise still expecting fans to pay a bit more for the latest installment nearly 22 years into its lifespan, football's economic indicator is on the upswing. Will fans buy in? TheStreet looked at seven points that the NFL and its ancillary businesses hope will add up to a touchdown this season, and while some seem as certain as a completion amid blown coverage, there are others that are a bit of a Hail Mary:
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