I'm a huge fan of the Montana State Bobcats. I recently ran into quarterback Tommy Mellott at a grocery store in Bozeman, and I did something really dumb. Here's what happened.

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Montana State Football

A few weeks ago I was grocery shopping and saw Tommy Mellott in the store with some friends. When I saw him, I did something really embarrassing and I have been thinking about it ever since.

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I had a total fan girl moment and screeched out "Oh my gosh, you're Tommy Mellott", and I'm pretty sure I creeped him out. I reached out to shake his hand, and after hesitating, he decided to oblige. I could tell by the look on his face that he was a bit uncomfortable.

Tommy probably doesn't mind the attention when it comes from people that are in his age group, but when a chubby guy in his late 30s has a fan girl moment when he meets you, I understand that it may be a little weird.

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Montana State University

Everybody loves "Touchdown Tommy", and there's no denying that he's a local celebrity of sorts. I'm sure he meets a lot of fans, and he may not even remember our meeting, but it's been on my mind ever since it happened.

In retrospect, I should've handled the situation like a mature adult, but I thought it was really cool to meet him in person. Even though he was clearly freaked out, he handled the situation with class.

Tommy, if you happen to read this, I want to apologize for having a fan girl moment.

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The day was hot and so were the Bobcats. The first game of the season against McNeese State, and the Bobcats were ready to send those Cowboys back to the south.

Temperatures close to 100 degrees, didn't stop our Bobcats OR their dedicated fans. Bobcat Football brings out fans of all ages to cheer and be a part of a dream for many youth. Future Bobcats right here? I hope so, they already have amazing spirit!

The Bobcats took the win with ease, staying one step ahead of the McNeese Cowboys, the team looked fresh, ready, and the end score proved they were ready to come out on top of the season opener.

With a final score of 40-17, the Bobcats put the southern boys back on a plane with their first loss of the season, and the first win for our Bobcats.

Week two is just around the corner with a home game on September 10th, which also brings the Military Appreciation game. Just one way we love to show our Military Personnel an extra THANK YOU.

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