Tailgating is a part of any football experience. It's just that Bears fans feel like they do it up a little better than other fans do.
There are Bears jerseys everywhere with names of Bears greats present and past. There's the usual bean bag toss games. But the focal point of tailgating at Soldier Field will always be the food.
"We have read meat, onions, broccoli, and tomatoes," says one tailgater standing beside his grill. "But red meat first!"
"We'll have shrimp early," says another tailgater. "Then some brats, chicken and Italian sausage."
"We have probably five pounds of potatos," says another. "But it'll get eaten. If not we'll give it to someone next to us. That's how tailgating works."
And with all that food tailgaters need something to wash it down with, and sometimes a beer and a soda won't do. "It's a margarita with vodka, lime juice and some mix," says tailgater Rich Buchanan as he pours a drink from his blender. "It's made with a little love. It's a tailgate party!"