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EWU superfans prove to be king and queen of the tailgate

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The Rousseaus Wiki, or 'little one' trailer. The Rousseaus Wiki, or 'little one' trailer.
CHENEY, Wash. -

Win or lose, Eastern Washington University fans are some of the most die hard fans in the country.

They come out in the rain, the snow, the fog and frigid temperatures all to root for their team.

Curly and Lori Rousseau are EWU superfans, and they're known to be the king and queen of the tailgate.

Legend has it that they're the very first fans to start the tradition of starting the tailgate on a Friday, sleeping over, and keeping the festivities going on game day.

Curly and Lori enjoy sharing the tailgating experience with other fans.

They always encourage tailgaters to stop by and share a meal with them.

My family motto that I grew up with is 'Eat, eat!' So I like having the ability to give kids a extra meal then they dont have to use their food money for that," said Lori Rousseau.

Usually Lori and Curly have a 37-foot fifth wheel at the tailgate. They've even been able to fit the cheerleading team inside.

"It's more like an apartment. And it's very nice, but we have that winterized, so in the back we have this little, we call it Wiki, which means little one," said Curly Rousseau.

The smaller trailer may not have all the fixings of the big one, but it's warm and dry, and a place where all fans can get a meal.

"If you are cold and hungry, come on in and Lori has something great cooking," said Curly Rousseau.

The Rousseaus plan to continue to fix up their smaller trailer with a paint job and more cabinets.

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