Colorado State defeated Colorado 31-17 on Friday night in an annual in-state rivalry game to win the Centennial Cup. After the game, the trophy was presented to Rams head coach Jim McElwain by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. The mayor ended up making himself look bad by not doing his homework.
Hancock either forgot McElwain’s name or didn’t know how to pronounce it, which led to an irritated McElwain grabbing the microphone from the mayor and correcting him. McElwain gave a chuckle before being handed the trophy, but he clearly didn’t find Hancock’s oversight to be humorous. He was still steaming on Monday.
“The mayor doesn’t even know the head ball coach’s name, I guess that really shows where we are and where I am as a program,” McElwain said without smiling, via Brian Olson of KUSA. “Boy, that makes a guy feel good. The guy giving you the trophy can’t spit your name out?. Shows you how much they care about Colorado State right?”
The video of the exchange and McElwain’s comments is below: