Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rare last-second gift for a Griz fan

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Montana's football season may be over, and the program may have a cloud hanging over it with an ongoing sexual assault investigation, but there are still plenty of Griz fans out there just waiting to receive the perfect holiday gift.

Look no further than parts of a torn-down goal post. They're for sale on Craigslist.

Doug Olson, a sculptor who specializes in working with metal, salvaged the parts in hopes of using them in a Griz-themed piece. They didn't look right, so now he's hoping some fan may be interested in a little part of UM history.

"I think they'd make cool horns on one of those RVs that are all painted in Griz colors," Olson says.

He's looking for $500 for "the two elbow parts of the goal posts." He says they're from the 1996 season and he's pretty sure the other parts of the goal post, which was carried downtown by rowdy fans after an unspecified victory, are on display at a local bar. The Griz finished 1996 with a loss to Marshall in the championship game.

Learn more — or just make the purchase — by checking Olson's Craigslist ad.

Then again, if goalposts aren't your thing, the Indy gift guide did have a few other, smaller options for Griz fans. For instance, the logo garter belt would look good under the tree—and may also make a nice accoutrement for a loved one's Griz-themed motor home.

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