Caught My Eye…

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Basement Blogger
  • Nancy Pelosi Prays
  • Joe Biden – Fighter
  • Poll Results FCS Playoffs
  • Melissa Romano
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Child’s Death in GF
  • Impeachment Hearings
  • Brawl of the Wild Poll Results
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

Sometimes I wish I were a nicer person but then I laugh and continue my day. –Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Hearings
  • Fifth Democratic Debate
  • Don’t Forget to Vote

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TWW POLL: Brawl of the Wild

The University of Montana Grizzlies travel to Bozeman Saturday to play the Montana State University Bobcats in the annual “Brawl of the Wild” football game.

The Grizzlies are 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the Big Sky Conference.

The Bobcats are 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

The game is important in determining who wins the Big Sky Conference and for seeding in the FCS playoffs.

The game starts are 12 noon and will be televised on the ROOT Sports Network.

So this week’s poll asks, “Which team will win Saturday’s Brawl of the Wild football game?”

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Terrific News Tuesday

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – there’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Billings Jewish Community
  • Jacob Bachmeier
  • Tribune’s Sunday Conversation
  • Brawl of the Wild

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Brawl of the Wild –Wrap-up

On Saturday me and many other Montanans (I am a first-generation Montanan) watched the 113th annual Brawl of the Wild football game between the Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State Bobcats.

The old travel budget here at The Western Word is a little lean, so I had to watch it on television. The game was carried on a channel called “Root Sports” which “is the nation’s premier regional sports network providing a unique and special experience for local sports fans, sponsors, teams and media partners.”

They did a decent job, and it was televised in HD (Did you hear that Beartooth NBC?).

The announced attendance at the game in Bozeman, Montana, was 21,527.

The Grizzlies beat the Bobcats 28-14. The Griz were able to carry the (rather large) “Great Divide” trophy around Bobcat stadium to rub in the victory.

The headline about the game on the ESPN webpage is a little confusing, “Canada lifts Montana past Montana State 28-14.” Although some Montanans can see Canada from their kitchen window, they were talking about a player named Jordan Canada, who hails from California. They also have “Dallas, from Phoenix; Cleveland – he was from Detroit; and Tex…well, I don’t remember where Tex come from.” (Just kidding with that last sentence – it’s always good to place a Forrest Gump quote in a story.)

Like I wrote last Monday, if you are a politician then the “Brawl of the Wild” game is the place to be. You have to attend and shake hands with folks and wave a lot. You also have to act like you enjoy football – you have to be seen.

We have two political winners in that category who went above and beyond the call of duty and were interviewed by a sideline reporter for “Root Sports,” which I said earlier “is the nation’s premier regional sports network providing a unique and special experience for local sports fans, sponsors, teams and media partners.”

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here!  Today is the 120th “Caught My Eye!”  This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about the Montana Legislature, Malmstrom AFB, Yellowstone County, Montana OPI recount, Public Service Commission, Daines takes DC, Cat/Griz game, Proctology, Benghazi, Ding Dongs, and much more…

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