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They started by feasting on bison

FOXBOROUGH — There is no doubt Rich Grosky and his tailgating friends take their pregame parties seriously.

From the 2,200 watts of sound pumping through the amplifiers in his 1988 Isuzu van — retrofitted as a traveling tailgate party named the “Pat-e-Wagon” — to the warning sticker on the grill that reads “No hot dogs allowed,” Grosky does not settle for mediocrity.

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