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Topic - Richard Ische
Minnesotans often brag about surviving the state's brutal winters, but for the past three decades, their pro football team has played in the shielded warmth of the Metrodome.
"He wanted them to be macho," said Richard Ische, a retired fire-alarm salesman from Waconia and a season-ticket holder since 1977. "Of course back then there was this big rivalry with what was then the L.A. Rams. They were one of the thorns in our side, but we would love it when they had to come up here in December or January because they could never beat us in the cold. Never. The game was won before it even started."