Picture this: a sea of passionate fans draped in Honolulu blue and silver, chanting the iconic "ROAR!" as they gear up for an unforgettable game day experience. Welcome to the world of Detroit Lions tailgating, where win or lose the fan spirit is alive and kicking.

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With the Lions on the road chasing an appearance at this year's Super Bowl, Detroit fans are showing why they never gave up on their hometown team. Even frigid temperatures for the first home playoff game in 30 years couldn't stifle fans from showing love for their Lions with some pre-game fun at local sports bars and areas around Ford Field.

If you think it's all hype, think again. Detroit Lions fans are ranked as some of the best tailgaters in the NFL. When it comes to hardcore tailgating these die-hard fans turn the parking lots around Ford Field into a tailgate paradise that rivals any other in the NFL.

In a new study, NFL and NCAA fans were asked about their tailgating practice to find out which fanbases are the most hardcore and what the perfect tailgate is comprised of. Although it's been a while since the boys from Detroit have had a major winning season, their fans shined through.

Detroit Lions fans ranked #4 on the list of "The NFL Teams with the Most Hardcore Tailgates". According to the study, Lions fans made the list with a score of 78.30/100 and these stand-out traits just to name a few;

"The ideal Lions fan's tailgate lasts 1-2 hours and has 5-8 people. There are 3-4 drink options and 4-5 options for food."

If season ticket sales for next season are any indication, Detroit Lions fans living up to their ranking on the illustrious list. You can check out the full list of "The NFL Teams with the Most Hardcore Tailgates" here.

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