Buffalo Bills fans find perfect way to pay tribute to Ralph Wilson

The NFL lost a legend last week when Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson died at age 95.

On Sunday, hundreds of Bills fans found a perfect way to honor his life – a huge tailgate party outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Buffalo News has the details:

The overnight snowfall didn’t stop the crowd from gathering in a muddy parking lot owned by Wings Flights of Hope and partying for hours, as if it were a Sunday during the fall.

Decked out in Bills colors and the usual outfits, the fans pulled out grills, sat in lawn chairs, drank beer and mingled -€“ just as they do before a Bills game -€“ as they remembered the man many credit with bringing football to Buffalo and keeping it here.

"This was a great way to come out and celebrate the man who brought us the Bills," said 28-year-old Katheryn Lanigan of Buffalo, who described herself as a lifelong Bills fan. "He’d want us to be out here celebrating, and not mourning him."

Here are some of the best images from the tailgate: