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April 8, 2006

Albany -- Pre-game tailgating was rained out for many South Georgia Wildcats faithful. But some die-hard fans braved the weather and set up their tents and grills. A few fans say a little rain can't spoil their team spirit.

Tailgate Village was practically empty this afternoon. Pre-game grilling and drinking was so to say, a washout.

"It's wet," said Clarence Haynes. 

That's why Robert Price, or Country Bob as his tailgating buddies call him, put on his poncho to stay dry.

"Yolanda Amadeo said it's gonna be about 80% and I'm ready," said Robert Price.

And this group of tailgaters was ready for the weather, finding shelter from the rain.

"We've go the tent we've got the RV, we'll be fine... let it rain," said Ronnie Bailey.

Not even this afternoon's tornado watch kept these guys away.

"Some people done packed up and left, you know die-hard South Georgia Wildcats fans we'll be here rain, shine, sleet, snow, hot or cold," Clarence Haynes.

Country Bob and his friends set up their tent and prepped the grill.

"We don't even know it's raining out there don't worry about it," said Danny Keim.

These tailgaters are fired up to see their team win, rain or shine.

The Wildcats kickoff Saturday night at 7:30 at the Albany Civic Center. Tailgate Village will be sectioned off before all home games so fans can come out for pre-game fun.

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