Author Gidal Kaiser

12 entries

Northern New Mexico at Montana State 11/13/2011

You could hear it loud and clear all the way across the arena. "Let's go Bobcats!" was the chant of one little soul. It was an amazing display of courage from what looked to be a 5-year-old girl, pink pom-poms waving in the air during a timeout. It brought a smile to several people on press row and elicited...

Cameron Dollar vs. Bobby Howard: What Happens When an Independent Beats the Red Line?

The last time I remember even remotely seeing Cameron Dollar, I was 16 going on 17. It was the NCAA tournament, and Dollar and the UCLA Bruins went to the Elite Eight his senior year. Dollar had a three-year run of national title, Sweet 16 and Elite Eight runs. Yes, they went in that order, but still. Ninety percent...

The problem with thinking is thinking

Part of me wants to post a link to my post-game blog and be done with it. Part of me wants to copy and paste notes from it, and from my game story, and be done with it. Part of me wants to say "(expletive) it, I just won't do it." You see, I'm a professional writer. That is neither here nor there in terms of...

The age-old story of brothers on opposite sides

Am I my brother's keeper? According to the Old Testament, it was the question Cain asked the Lord after the Lord inquired as to Abel's whereabouts. Cain, as we find out, murdered his brother and showed no concern over it when queried. The story is related in churches and synagogues across the United States,...

There Can Be Only One

The Highlands of Scotland is an historic region, and somewhat logical when you look at Scotland on a map. It's the north part of the country, and who would call the southern portion of the country the highlands? (Well, aside from most of the Southern United States, who consider the South to be its own entity....

You Read a Man's Eyes, You Read His Soul

Brad Huse doesn't look eye-to-eye with many people. For one, the Montana State head coach is roughly 6-foot-4 (cue laugh track). But he seems to avoid eye contact while ...

The band brought me my childhood

Normally, I can't stand extracurriculars at sporting events - also known as the cheerleaders, the dance squads, the promotional contests and, yes, even the bands. It's not that I don't think they aren't a valubale part of the entertainment provided at sporting events - it's just I don't believe they have anything...

Anomalies, oddities and free stuff (like chalupas and smacktalk)

"What in the expletivedeleted did I just do? " That was the first thought to go through my mind after pulling over to the side of the road. Less than two miles from the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, home of the Montana State University Bobcats, there I sat. I've driven up and down South 19th Street thousands of times...

Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten

He sat on the bench, dressed not in the normal "street clothes" one sees when a Montana State player -- usually a walk-on, but also an injured player -- is on the bench. While Danny Desin, Cody Anderson,Tor Anderson and the MSU student managers were decked out in dress shirts, dress pants and ties, one lone soul...

Big Bro Outduels Little Bro With Own Weapons

It's Wednesday night, four days after the first round of the annual clash of the intrastate rivals in Bozeman. I fear missing another recap, I fear being picked last amongst team members for Season 9 (still have to sign up for that) and I fear TMM8 community shunning me or looking down upon me for all three statements...

Hope Peeks Its Head Out, But Hides in the End

There was a unique male at the Montana State University men's basketball game Wednesday night. No, it wasn't MSU football head coach Rob Ash, or any of the football players who came to be honored at halftime. Ash has been to basketball games before, as have his football players -- they usually sit behind the visitors...

When Senior Night Really is Senior Night

I couldn't help myself. I really, really couldn't help myself. I first got an up-close, live glimpse of Northern Arizona interim head coach Dave Brown a few minutes before tip-off of what would become NAU's 16th consecutive loss, a new school record, as MSU honored its two seniors by snapping an eight-game...

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