It is FINALLY that time of the year! Football season and although it's gonna be a hot one for the first game of the Bobcat's Season, it just puts a spring in your step knowing that fall is right around the corner and our weekends will soon be consumed with Bobcat pride.

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This home opener is again McNeese State. Someone said "this heat may be a perk for the Louisiana boys", but guess what, the determination and elevation that Montana State has will definitely come into play. And to be fair, we have been having high temperatures for the last month, so it's nothing new.

Not to mention, a practically sold-out stadium full of GOLD shirts and fans yelling always makes it tough for any opponent. Fans wait all year for the GOLD RUSH game and it is finally here! Hope you got your shirts!

If you haven't been following Bobcat sports as you should be, The Cats just had 5 former players sign on to NFL ACTIVE rosters.

So now, we not only get to watch our Montana State Bobcats locally, but we ALSO now have 5 NFL teams to follow as well, cheering on our boys as they advance their athletic careers.

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If you missed out on tickets, GOOD NEWS, your XL Country Morning Show will have MORE tickets to give away Friday morning, along with a ridiculous amount of pairs for every home game. It's so easy to win, just make sure you have the App downloaded to get all the details.

We also welcome a new voice of the Bobcats, Keaton Gillogy! You will hear him on your Official Home Station Of Bobcat Football!


See Country Stars Who've Played Football

Darius Rucker played football when he was young. Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks played in high school while Trace Adkins, Chase Rice and Lee Brice played college ball. See a short list of country singers in their football uniforms.

LOOK: The story behind every NFL team name

Stacker delved into the story behind every NFL football team name. Overall team records, also included, are reflective of NFL regular-season games. There are some football teams with well-known nicknames—the Jets, for instance, are often referred to as Gang Green—but we also divulge how some teams’ official names are sparingly used (the Jets’ neighbors, the Giants, are actually known as the New York Football Giants). Sometimes a team name can tell you a lot about local history: The Vikings of Minnesota draw upon the area’s strong ties to Scandinavia, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dripping in local legend related to Florida’s pirate past.

Let’s kick off the countdown with the folks who earned their nickname by buying boxes of used team jerseys.

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