This weekend’s loss and this season falling short of many of our expectations still sting. You see that on the board and when you talk with fans, there’s a big sense of disappointment and frustration with the outcome so far of this this season.
I believe that Griz Nation is one of the best fan bases in all of college sports and while we’ve seen some of the ugliness come through the cracks of late I firmly believe that most all of us still love this team and support the program. Support does not come without frustration and the needed venting from time to time, however I trust that while the short-term emotions are rather choppy right now – the long term respect and passion will remain.
Come this Saturday, you’ll find me where you always will for home games – at the stadium, cheering on the Griz. I encourage anyone who has flat out given up on these guys and the program because of one down year to please just stay away… for good. Our fan base has a solid foundation who will stay committed to supporting these young men which will continue on through all of the ups and downs. Support of any program is not without it’s difficulties and challenging times.
2012 has been a rough year, but remember the work and effort that each and every player and coach has put into this season. The players are still playing these last games to WIN and I sincerely hope that as many of you as possible still plan to come cheer and support the Griz to help them achieve these wins. The Griz can hit the mark of another winning season, a victory over the cats, retention of the great divide trophy, and can build momentum headed into next season. Fan support will help – do your part and cheer these Griz on. They’ve worked too hard for fans to simply give up on them.
It was a good game, fun to watch…wrong team won..but Griz will get em next time!!!
Well put! Gotta take the good times with the bad. The Griz WILL be back!
Love the GRIZ forever and always no matter what. we have been spoiled over the years so we need to take the bad with the good. just look at eastern washington last year and what they have acomplished this year. things can only get better from here!
For the people that quit being a GRIZ fan never have been a true fan. Never give up on your team. A true fan is a fan forever. GO GRIZ. And remember WE ARE MONTANA.
griz fan for life thru thick and thin!!! Although i believe we need some better coaching:
Bench Trent. Start Shay. GO GRIZ!!!
GRIZ for life!!! For better or worse, sickness and in health, ’til death do us part!!! Stay strong GRIZ!
Absolutely…and this my friends is the true meaning of being a fan…Griz Nation loud and proud!
LOVE OUR GRIZ but most important I love the tradition , the character of ech kid on that field, the coaches….we have one heck of a group of athletes who wear Griz jerseys…I am so proud of each of them
I’m already looking forward to the 2013 revenge tour. Lots of teams are gonna be hurting after they play the Griz next year!
Griz Nation through thikc & thin!! We ARE Montana!!!!
I support this team. They deserve better. They need a comptent coach and a supportive administration. Engstrom and Delaney need to be promptly fired. I will not be at the Idaho St game, but will be in Weber and at the cat game attempting to stir up an organized effort to purge our program of these two clowns. The regents are meeting in Missoula just before the cat game. The students should revolt and demand the prompt firing of Engstrom. His knee jerk reaction in firing Jim O’Day and Pflugrad without a meaningful explanation was unconscionable and destructive to our program. Our athletes deserve better.
you are truly my new best friend. you are being too nice calling them clowns. there have been a number of times where i have seen Delaney walking around the side lines utterly lost! Montana recruits good players but what they are doing with coaching shows that they don’t care.
Well said. GO GRIZ!!
The South shall rise again!!! Oh wait, wrong thread. Go Griz. It’ll get better.
I heard from a co-worker yesterday that the Griz fans were going to cheer for the Cats during Cat/Griz game so that at least one Montana team would be in the playoffs………….I replied “not this Griz fan or any other one I know. We love our school, our team and will be yelling for the Griz every time that they take the field” Frustrated not with athletes or coaches but with circumstances and individuals in positions of authority that do not appear to support Griz nation.
No true Griz fan would root for the cats over the Griz under ANY circumstances!