By Aaron Sass
As any college football fan knows, tailgating is a gigantic part of game day. Many fans will show up hours in advance, no matter what the weather conditions are, and prepare for that afternoon's or evening's game. As a matter of fact, a recent Discover Fan Loyalty Poll revealed that 21 percent of college football fans would never call off a tailgate no matter what the weather conditions were, although the majority of people who voted said that they wouldn't be able to tailgate if the temperature was anywhere between 0 and 32 degrees, as 31 percent said that they would call it off if it were that could out.
As for the remaining voters, 23 percent said they would call off a tailgate if the temperature was between 33 and 40 degrees, 13 percent would call it off at 0 degrees or below, 8 percent would call it off between 41 and 50 degrees, and 4 percent aren't sure what their breaking point would be.
The conference with the toughest tailgaters in the PAC-12, as 28 percent of PAC-12 fans would never call off a tailgate even when it's freezing out. Also, it seems that women are more brave when it comes to the cold, as 23 percent of them would tailgate no matter what the temperature was, as oppose to 20 percent of men who would do the same.
As for who does what at their tailgate party, 13 percent of voters claimed the title of cook, 10 percent of fans call themselves freeloaders, and also, fans who make over $200,000 a year are the biggest freeloaders, as 22 percent of them claimed that title. Also, 10 percent of fans consider themselves the grateful guest, as they bring a dish to pass around.
At tailgate parties, fans love to eat meat, as 39 percent of them prefer to eat hot dogs or brats, and 33 percent prefer to eat hamburgers. 14 percent of tailgaters prefer to eat chips or salty snacks, only 4 percent of fans like to eat coleslaw and potato salad, and the remaining 2 percent like cookies and desserts.
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