Maroon and Silver vs. Blue and Gold, that’s the name of the game this week in Montana, or should I say ‘The Brawl of the Wild’?

For the last four years, Montana Attorney General Tim (I Bleed Maroon) Fox, and Montana Senator Steve (Go Cats Go) Daines have been making a bet over the cross-state Grizzly Bobcat football game, and this year is no different.

For three out of the last four years, Fox has had the advantage over Daines, with victories in both Missoula and Bozeman.
“I was fortunate enough to win the first three and so Senator Daines has a real nice wardrobe of Grizzly clothes and hats paraphernalia,” Fox said. “He even had a couple of bumper stickers on his pickup truck for a couple of months touting the Grizzlies, so this time around, our gentleman’s bet is that the loser will produce a video congratulating the winning team while wearing the winning team’s colors, and we’ll post in on social media.”

Fox said he’ll be on the Grizzly sideline on Saturday in Bobcat Stadium for the 117th meeting of the grizzlies and the Bobcats. Montana leads the series 73-38-5 (ties).

“I’m looking forward to a hard fought game, and I’m hoping and praying that everybody will stay healthy and there’ll be a lot of good sportsmanship displayed, but really, hot or cold, the only way to watch a football game is outdoors and as close as you can get to the action.”