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Published October 05, 2013, 06:25 PM

Bison fans tailgate despite cold, wet weather

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A home game for the Bison means a lot full of tailgaters. Today's wind, rain and cold were less than ideal, but that did not keep die-hard fans at home.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A home game for the Bison means a lot full of tailgaters.

Today's wind, rain and cold were less than ideal, but that did not keep die-hard fans at home.

If anyone thought a little rain would empty out the tailgating lot at the Fargodome, they don't know these fans.

Eric Miller: "Rain, shine no matter what. Whatever the conditions are, we'll bundle up, we'll get out here, coveralls, the whole nine yards."

Adam Brandvold: "We were in line at 6 a.m. this morning. It was snowing, raining, it was cold. But you've got to tailgate, Bison tradition."

The scene looked a little different than past home games this year.

Hooded sweatshirts and hot drinks replaced shorts and cool beverages.

Blake Nitzkorski: "I really am shocked at how many people are out here. It's not as many as a nice day, obviously."

But these are no fair-weather fans.

People like Blake Nitzkorski, who go to every single home tailgating event, are prepared for anything.

Nitzkorski: "We packed our heaters, of course, dressed in a few more layers."

Many kept warm by sticking near the hot grill or playing a game of cornhole.

Some say they actually prefer the cooler, football weather.

Not Paula Gimmestad. She drove from Marshall, Minn. to cheer on her son.

Gimmestad: "My son is a senior this year. He plays offensive guard."

Though she prefers the warmer days, they are making the most of these last few games.

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