JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The team flags were rippling in the wind as Hurricane Sandy made its presence felt at Georgia-Florida tailgate parties on Saturday.
Debbie Defoe arrived at 5 a.m. to reserve her spot.
"It was cold and windy, cold and windy, but that's OK, we're good!" she said.
Chip Greene arrived an hour before that to set up his tailgate.
"A lot of extra work, lot of tie downs, lots or rope, lots of bungees, stakes, pulling stuff out of the garage you would never think you would use, but it's a lot of fun," he said.
Georgia fan Chip Pitts from Gainesville, Ga., was struggling with the corn hole game. This time, he could blame the wind.
"Yeah it was the wind. You have to account for it on the second try," he said laughing. "It was about 20 miles per hour less, You've got to throw it a little bit to the right!"
Justin Kuehn of Atlantic Beach had a wild outfit on, flannel Gator pajamas. He said it was to keep his liver warm.
"It is kind of chilly out. You've got to be careful when you tailgate because if you get cold while your tailgating, bad stuff can happen. Dress warm and then you can drink more," he said.
The "Social Dawgs" out of Athens, Ga., were not bothered by the weather at all.
"I grew up in Florida," said Ed Rissler. "Florida weather changes every ten minutes. You never know what it is going to be. We've been tracking it, it is what it is. It adds a little excitement and memorabilia to the game."
"It doesn't matter how windy it is, or how cold it is, we stick together in all kinds of weather!" Debbie Defoe said.
First Coast News