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CSU coach McElwain reacts to Denver mayor's slip up

Denver Post Updated: September 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm

FORT COLLINS -- Colorado State coach Jim McElwain Monday made it clear that he was bothered when Denver Mayor Michael Hancock butchered his name in the post-game Centenntial Cup ceremony at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

After CSU's 31-17 win over Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown, Hancock called McElwain "McIntyre" — confusing him with Colorado coach Mike McIntyre — during the presentation, and the Rams' coach took the microphone and corrected the mayor before handing it back.

McElwain had concluded the formal portion of his Monday news conference when he brought up the subject himself before he got up and walked away.

"I will say one thing," he said. "I do understand where we are on the food chain from a relevance standpoint because the mayor doesn't even know my name.

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