Put on your lucky jersey, gather your friends and family, and set out a spread of Buffalo wings and appetizers—NFL and college football begins this month. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just love an excuse to throw a party, EBSCO Mags offers the best game plan for get-togethers with magazines that cover everything from team profiles and fantasy draft picks to tailgating recipes and home décor. Get ready for a season’s worth of excitement with our ultimate playbook for football parties.

Brush Up on Your Game

Sports Illustrated is the sports magazine for devoted football fans who want deeper insights into their favorite teams and players. Which college football team is predicted to win it all? Sports Illustrated ranks their top 25, with reigning National Champions, the Ohio State Buckeyes, in the #1 spot. How will this year’s first-round draft picks impact their teams’ Super Bowl chances? The Titan’s new QB, Marcus Mariota, shows promise in the preseason, but the Buccaneers’ star, Jameis Winston, could be his biggest threat come September 13. And for football fantasy fanatics, SI offers commentary on the top players that should make your roster.

Make a Touchdown with Tailgate Fare

Nothing says “team spirit” better than a group of fans huddled around a tailgate, sharing some grub before kickoff. Find recipes for every football feast with Food Network magazine’s “Top 50 Tailgating Recipes.” From hearty chili with corn chips to spicy fried wings and meatball sandwiches, this compendium of game-day cuisine will make your party complete. Cook up something special for Sunday Night Football with the food magazine’s collection of NFL-inspired recipes. Cheer on the Bears with Chicago-style hotdogs or steam up some oysters in honor of the Seattle Seahawks—no matter who you pull for, Food Network magazine has the perfect dish prepared.

Get Your Football Room Ready

Throw epic viewing parties from the comfort of your own home with HGTV magazine’s design ideas for basement bars and stylish man caves. Serve your friends cocktails from behind a built-in wet bar that pays homage to your favorite team with colorful bar backlighting. Then, gather around the big screen in an entertainment room decked out with framed memorabilia and a billiards table. Take the party outside with the home magazine’s college football-themed fire pits, grill covers, and garden gnomes.

Experience the Stadium Atmosphere

Get the stadium experience with a television and sound system proven best on the market. Consumer Reports offers ways to access the game from any location with reviews of apps and satellite providers that allow you to stream sports on the go. Plus, the buyer’s guide recommends plasma screens and LCD TVs that give guests a great view of every play regardless of their angle. Amplify the action with sound bars for an experience that puts you even closer to the field and your favorite players.