You mentioned football. We are all about the SEC and a good tailgate. Here is one of my crowd pleasers at our tailgate.
Prime time queso http://www.merkts.com/recipes/prime-time-queso.html
I use a smoked meat (we prefer beef or pork but chicken, shrimp or sausage works) + you can heat it up on the bbq.
You can (eliminate double dippers) easily spoon onto the skins and / or I like to add a twist with grilled / seasoned flour tortillas which makes the queso something a little different.
Always need something to cool down with at the a good tailgate.