Saturday the Montana Grizzly football team triumphed over the Appalachian State Mountaineers with a 24-17 victory to win the Subdivision semifinal. It was a very exciting game to watch on TV. But, I have to tell you it couldn’t have been anything like watching it in person. I was there with the other 24,200 fans yelling and screaming. We all have to do our part, after all, football is a team sport!
One of the more joyous experiences in life is being a part of the “North End Crazies” at the Griz Stadium and “helping” your team win. The crowd noise is certainly a factor in every home Griz game and the crowd take their responsibility seriously, well noisely anyway!
Having lived near beautiful Boone, NC, the home of App State, I know it rarely gets as cold and windy there as it was in Missoula on Saturday. The weather had to be a factor, but the Montana win was still a case of the best team winning! Now, we get to return to Chattanooga, TN for the NCAA Championship game after a 14-0 overall season. We’ve won in Chattanooga before and we’ll do it again! Watch the Griz beat the Villanova Wildcats at 6 PM Mt Time this Friday!