Inviting even the most mild-mannered crowd over to watch a sporting event on TV is bound to result in a bit of heated "discussion." Just who's on the receiving end—a fan rooting for the opposite team (the nerve!), or an offending coach or referee on the screen—won't be something you can control. What you can control is what's served, and what you should serve is at least one very creamy dip with plenty of dippers.
A creamy dip is something all persons can agree on, a food that reaches across party lines (and will spur much reaching across a coffee table). It will be a refuge for people on the losing team, a coolant for gloating winners, and a balm for awkward silences. On game day, serve a creamy dip—here are 10 that'll make the (whole) crowd go wild.
hearty, with greens + things
dressings posing as drizzly dips
Yogurt-based + custardy
Your preferred base for a creamy dip? Cheer for cream cheese, mayo, or yogurt in the comments.