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<p>(BPT) - The days are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change colors and team banners are starting to appear on front porches everywhere. It can only mean one thing &ndash; football season is back. With it comes more than 32 million fantasy football players and a whole lot of weekend game-watching festivities.</p><p>Going to football games and tailgating is a national pastime, but according to results from the 2013 LG &ldquo;Staygating&rdquo; national survey, football is also the sport people most like to get together to watch at viewing parties (more than 73 percent of people). Moreover, 78 percent of homeowners hosted a staygating party at their home at least once a year. It&rsquo;s game time, and that means you need to be ready to host and keep your guests happy.</p><p>Whether your passion is college football or the pros, here are some tips to organize the best game-watching party that will have your friends begging you to host again:</p><p>* TV size - A majority of people say the smallest acceptable TV size for a Staygating party with five or more guests is 42 to 47 inches, according to the survey. And a third report they have more than one TV running during a party, allowing guests to take in different sporting events or games being aired at the same time. The people have spoken &ndash; go big or they&rsquo;ll stay home.</p><p>* Seating arrangements &ndash; The TV will be center stage, so arrange multiple pieces of furniture in front of it. Plan a variety of seats: Bean bags, a couch, kitchen chairs and bar stools staged at different levels allow everyone seated to see the action on the TV. If you really want to wow your guests, consider an <a href="http://www.lg.com/us/ultrahdtv/index.jsp" rel="nofollow">Ultra HD TV</a> from LG. They have four times the resolution of typical HDTVs, meaning more detail, so viewers get a crisp, clear picture from as close as five feet. And their wide viewing angles mean everyone will have a good seat in the house.</p><p>* Food, food and more food &ndash; According to the survey, game food is as important as the guest list. Pizza is the top choice to serve at a Staygating party, according to 37 percent of people who responded to the survey. It&rsquo;s followed by wings and chips and dip as other fan favorites. No matter what you serve, make certain you have plenty of food available during the entire party, and it&rsquo;s easily accessible from the game-viewing area.</p><p>* Connecting with stats and fans &ndash; Social media reporting of game play is faster than news media these days, so make certain your fans are connected. The Staygating survey showed 47 percent of viewing-party guests use &ldquo;second screens&rdquo; like smartphones, tablets or PCs while also watching TV. Make sure your Wi-Fi is up and running in case people want it to check stats or scores. Fantasy Football players will love a monitor like LG&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-29EA73-P-led-monitor" rel="nofollow">29EA73</a> that can display two source devices (smartphones, computers, cable box) on screen at the same time &ndash; perfect for simultaneous stats and game viewing.</p><p>With these plans in place, you can turn on the TV, settle back into your seat, load a chip up with a big scoop of dip, and enjoy the game with your friends and family.</p> <img src='http://www.brandpointcontent.com/printsite/ImageWriter.ashx?articleid=17631&memberid=8729' border='0' width='1' height='1' />

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