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CSU coach McElwain reacts to Denver mayor's slip up

By: Denver Post
September 1, 2014 Updated: September 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm
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photo - DENVER, CO - AUGUST 29:  Head coach Jim McElwain of the Colorado State Rams  is presented the Centennial Cup by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock after defeating the the Colorado Buffaloes 31-17 in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 29, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 29: Head coach Jim McElwain of the Colorado State Rams is presented the Centennial Cup by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock after defeating the the Colorado Buffaloes 31-17 in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 29, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) 

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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