NCAA Football is right around the corner. When it comes to college football, here in Montana there are two flavors. University of Montana Grizzlies, and Montana State University of Montana Bobcats. You either bleed "Maroon and Silver" or you bleed "Blue and Gold". The rivalry in this state runs deep. Houses have been divided over this "game".

A New Tradition in Montana Footballs

This year the University of Montana will be hosting it's first ever "Blackout Game". In over 100 years of playing they have never had this type of game they are going to get as many people as they can to wear black on September 16th vs. Ferris State. The University of Montana is also closing in on a record for season ticket sales for the 2023-2024 season. Montana State University will be hosting their "Gold Rush" game where they are going to try to get everyone to dress in "gold" for their game on September 2nd vs. Utah Tech.

ESPN Game Day Came to Bozeman, Montana

Last year ESPN's College Game Day spent some time in Bozeman, Montana. That was another example of the rivalry here in Montana. Half the state was ecstatic about it, the other half of the state, was angry. Whenever ESPN's College Game Day visits a city, one of the funniest things to me is seeing the creative signs that fans make for the broadcast. My favorite sign from last year was "Bobby Hauck skis in jeans!".

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Viral Video Explains Kicking a Cold Montana Football

It was cold when they came to Montana. Ex-NFL player Pat McAfee, was asked what it was like to kick a football in such cold weather. He gave a pretty detailed explanation on what it is like to kick a football in cold weather in Montana. So far the video has over 217k likes. See below:

 

This is the best time of the year for football fans. This is when every fan has hope before the games begin. Good luck to all the teams, and good luck to the fans. May your football teams all find success this season.

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