Maroon and silver

Monte riles up the crowd at Washington Grizzly Stadium. Missoula was ranked as one of the top 25 college sports towns by Sports Illustrated.

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Brawl of the Wild – Griz Cat CONTEST

Check out our 2011 Big Sky Classic contest. Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the Montana Club!

103 years. 109 meetings. One legendary rivalry.

Dating back to 1897, the Grizzlies and the Bobcats boast one of the oldest rivalries in the FCS, but there’s always so much more at stake than a check in the win column.

The bragging rights alone make it an emotional match-up for both fans and players, and the atmosphere is always electric. Regular season tickets generally go for $29, but face value on Griz-Cat tickets is $55 – if you can get ’em. Former players on both sides tend to recall the rivalry games with the kind of awe usually reserved for a wedding day or the birth of a child.

So, we want to hear it from you:

What makes the Griz-Cat rivalry the best match-up on the gridiron?
What are your most memorable moments from the Brawl of the Wild?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and you’ll be in the running to win a $50 gift certificate to the Montana Club. Both Griz and Bobcat fans are welcome to enter.

We’d like to say we’re impartial but hey, this is Make it Missoula, not Make it Bozeman. Go Griz – beat the kitties!