Saturday, November 20, 2010

110th Griz-Cat Game

Today is the 110th meeting between the Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State Bobcats. Montana needs a win to make the NCAA FCS playoffs. If the Bobcats win, they will clinch the Big Sky conference championship. But all that fades, because it's the GRIZ-CAT GAME!!! The Grizzlies lead the "Brawl of the Wild" series 69-35-5.

Here's some quotes from this week's Missoulian by a couple of former Griz players, who now play for my Atlanta Falcons:

Kroy Biermann, Former Griz, defensive end, Atlanta Falcons: I remember the excitement of that week leading up to the game and then obviously the excitement of the game. The whole state of Montana is watching. It's a huge game and it was just fun to be part of. Our stadium gets so packed when it's in Missoula. It's just so loud and the energy ... it's indescribable playing on that field.

Shann Schillinger, Former Griz, Atlanta Falcons safety: Last year, being a senior, having a chance to go undefeated in the regular season and going down there and winning in Bozeman was remarkable. The way we did it. It's something I'll never forget to be able to sing the fight song on their field was a very special moment for all of us seniors.

(Yes, I'm at the game.)

Update: The record is now 69-36-5 as the Griz fall to the Cats 16-21. It's been that kind of season...

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