Dear Griz Nation,

Congratulations on winning the 120th Brawl of the Wild.  It was a great victory for your program, and you were clearly the better team on Saturday.  It certainly seemed like everything was going your way, including the calls, but I digress.

I'm not here to be a sore loser, or throw shade and lesson your victory, the whole team looked impressive.  What I want to talk about are a few of your fans.  Now, I get it, there are a few bad apples in every bunch and that can be said about every team.  However, on Saturday I feared for a few of them.

Let me explain.

My wife and I watched the game at home and then decided to head downtown and do some Christmas shopping.  As we were driving to find a parking spot, that's when it happened.  We were right out in front of a VERY popular Bobcat hangout when about four Griz fans, all dressed in Maroon and Silver were acting a fool and yelling "Bobcats Suck!" at the top of their lungs.

Lewis Wright

I know, I know..."Freedom of Speech", "Don't be a snowflake", etc.

I just don't think it's a smart idea to walk around a very busy downtown Bozeman, home of Montana State University yelling "Bobcats Suck" when there are a bunch of Bobcat fans all around.

I don't have proof, nor am I a detective, but by their actions, I would guess they had a few(or many) adult beverages.  Combine that with the obnoxious behavior and it just makes for a potential problem.

Trash talking is a part of sports and it's certainly a part of rivalries, I get that.  However, there is a time and place for such things, and being in front of a bar with about 300 Bobcat faithful yelling obscenities about how much their team sucks, well that's just not a smart idea.

Once again, congratulations on the win, but I wouldn't get too used to seeing that trophy, because we plan on taking it back next year.

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