Cat Griz Rivalry Is Nationwide - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Cat Griz Rivalry Is Nationwide

Posted: Updated:
BOZEMAN -

The 113th Brawl of the Wild is Saturday.

It's a rivalry that has divided the state for more than a century; this rivalry extends far past the Treasure State.

Cat Griz fans coast to coast are going to be sitting side by side cheering on their team in Saturday's Brawl of the Wild.

There are official viewing parties from Puerto Rico, to Alaska and Hawaii and everywhere in between.

Steve Gamradt graduated from MSU in 1972.

He went to every Cat Griz party in Minneapolis when he lived there.

But when he moved to Wildwood, Florida six years ago, the closest party he could find was in Tallahassee, so he started his own.

And he has people willing to drive three hours to watch the game.

"I'm drawing from Orlando," said Gamradt. "I'm drawing from Tampa. I have a good friend of mine coming from Jacksonville."

Randy Smith organizes the only satellite party in Oklahoma.

When he started the party six years ago, it was just Cat fans at the party.

Now he says of the 30 or so people that come, half are Griz fans.

"It's been I guess two or three years since we had the Grizzly Alumni Association kind of join in with us," said Smith.

With all the Cats and Griz fans side by side, you can bet the parties can get loud at times anywhere you go.

"When they score and we are really quiet and then when we score we are whooping and hollering," said Donna Rudiger, Indianapolis.

"If the game is close, it can be pretty boisterous at time," said Rudiger.  "I mean it is just a blast. It is just fun to be there."

The Brawl of the Wild kickoffs at noon Saturday.

  • NationalMore>>

  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:04:08 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, runners started filtering in Monday morning as the sun rose over the...
  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:13:15 GMT
    Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
    A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.
  • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:21 GMT
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • The Grizzly Hurling Team: Introducing Montana To Something New

    The Grizzly Hurling Team: Introducing Montana To Something New

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:48:09 GMT
    Have you ever heard of the sport hurling?  Not curling, but hurling with an "H" If you're like me, you may have had no idea what that is,but the University of Montana has a pretty impressive hurling team
    Hurling is one of the most popular sports in Ireland, but April 19th is when the first ever Hurling game in Montana will be played by the Grizzlies Hurling Team
  • Several Hospitalized After Easter Night Crash

    Several Hospitalized After Easter Night Crash

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:45:17 GMT
    Several People are recovering after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department tell us the drivers of both cars may have been impaired. It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night. There were several people injured in those vehicles, but its not clear how serious those injuries are. Stay with KHQ.com for more on this developing story.
    Several People are recovering after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department tell us the drivers of both cars may have been impaired. It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night. There were several people injured in those vehicles, but its not clear how serious those injuries are. Stay with KHQ.com for more on this developing story.
  • Montana/ Idaho Border: Lookout Pass Closed After Landslide

    Montana/ Idaho Border: Lookout Pass Closed After Landslide

    Sunday, March 30 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-03-31 02:36:40 GMT
    LOOKOUT PASS, Montana- Lookout Pass near the Idaho/Montana Border is shutdown down following a landslide on I-90. D.O.T. crews are on the scene Sunday evening clearing trying to clear the scene.
    LOOKOUT PASS, Montana- Lookout Pass near the Idaho/Montana Border is shutdown down following a landslide on I-90. D.O.T. crews are on the scene Sunday evening clearing trying to clear the scene.
  • Our Lady of the Rockies Statue Turned Red After Prank

    Our Lady of the Rockies Statue Turned Red After Prank

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:05:47 GMT
    According to the Butte-Silver Bow County Police Department, the "Our Lady of the Rockies Statue" turned red on Wednesday night after four young adults put cellophane over the white lights.Undersheriff
    According to the Butte-Silver Bow County Police Department, the "Our Lady of the Rockies Statue" turned red on Wednesday night after four young adults put cellophane over the white lights.
  • Pilot Taken To Hospital After Plane Crash In Spangle

    Pilot Taken To Hospital After Plane Crash In Spangle

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:39 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:39:31 GMT
    A Pilot is in the hospital after he was forced to make an emergency landing near the Spangle Airstrip. Spokane County Sheriffs Deputies say the pilot was transported to the hospital. It's not known how badly he was injured or why he was forced to make an emergency landing.
    A Pilot is in the hospital after he was forced to make an emergency landing near the Spangle Airstrip. Spokane County Sheriffs Deputies say the pilot was transported to the hospital. It's not known how badly he was injured or why he was forced to make an emergency landing.
  • Former Griz Football Player Battles Cancer

    Former Griz Football Player Battles Cancer

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:00:04 GMT
    A former Griz football player prepares to take on different kind of physical challenge, after learning he has cancer. Former linebacker Cole Lockwood got his diagnosis just last week and is now recovering
    A former Griz football player prepares to take on different kind of physical challenge, after learning he has cancer.
  • The Beast on the MSU Defensive Line: Taylor Sheridan

    The Beast on the MSU Defensive Line: Taylor Sheridan

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:14:50 GMT
    Media and coaches have described defensive tackle Taylor Sheridan as physically imposing. The junior only knows how to play one way. "Aggressive. The past few years have been trying to get used to the
    Media and coaches have described defensive tackle Taylor Sheridan as physically imposing. The junior only knows how to play one way.
  • Frontage Road Crash Victim Identified

    Frontage Road Crash Victim Identified

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:37:02 GMT
    The Gallatin County coroner says 30-year-old Kari Friedman from Bozeman died in a crash at the intersection of Frontage and Valley Center Roads Wednesday. The Montana Highway Patrol said Friedman was turning
    The Gallatin County coroner says 30-year-old Kari Friedman from Bozeman died in a crash at the intersection of Frontage and Valley Center Roads Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.