Every once in a while it becomes apparent what a very small world it is. Color commentator for the Montana Grizzlies radio team, Scott Gurnsey spent over a half-an-hour with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie prior to his appearance at the Hilton Garden Inn for gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill.

Why Scott Gurnsey, one might ask? When Gurnsey learned of Christie’s upcoming visit to Missoula, he said he immediately called his sister, who at one time was a nanny for Governor Christie’s children.

Not long after, Gurnsey received a call from Christie’s representative, asking him to stop by the hotel. Grizzly announcer Gurnsey and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shot the breeze about a variety of subjects.

When Gurnsey told Governor Christie that the Grizzlies would visit Philadelphia next year to play Liberty University, Christie insisted they get together for dinner… his treat. In addition, Gurnsey asked Governor Christie if he would be willing to be a guest on KGVO Radio’s Talk Back show. He said ‘absolutely.’ We are busy arranging that appearance now.

Griz announcer Scott Gurnsey talks about meeting Governor Chris Christie: