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MAC Football Social Media Road Tour Stop #11 is in the bookx and it was a great to see my first ever Battle For The Cannon for the first time in person. Like any other rivalry game -- this one came down to the final moments. Below are the comments from our social correspondents that attended the Central Michigan v. Western Michigan game. Be sure to follow @ExperienceMAC for all of the latest as the tour continues.
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Mary Walsh (@MaryWalsh8)
My experience with the MAC Social Media Road Tour was an amazing opportunity. I felt honored to represent Central Michigan University and their football team on the sidelines and in the postgame press conference. I enjoyed tweeting about the game, taking pictures of the crazy fans, and getting to meet different professionals who make this sporting event a reality. After this experience, I can appreciate more on what actually goes into prepping for the game and all the efforts the university puts into it. I’m truly blessed to have this opportunity to start networking with different professionals in the sports world to further myself in my career path of Public Relations. I loved everything about this experience and I would do it all over again if I could in a heartbeat.
Garrett Duffany (@GDuffany_02)
This past Saturday I had the privilege to experience a home football game at Kelly/Shorts like never before. I want to thank Jeremy Guy for allowing me to have this amazing experience. I thought it was quite cool to see what the field, stadium, and some of the campus looked like from the press box. I think by far the best part of the whole experience was being on the side line for CMU’s biggest rivalry game. Hearing the chatter between players, seeing how fast the game is when you’re at field level and just being able to sense the passion and drive of the players was really indescribable. Another awesome part of the day was the press conference. Being able to see and hear the true emotions of both head coach Dan Enos and Starting QB Ryan Radcliffe was truly something else. Although we could not pull out the W, this experience was unforgettable.
Stephanie McClung (@MissMcClung)
The Central and Western Michigan rivalry may not be the most famous rivalry in the state of Michigan, but that doesn't make us fans any less passionate. This was my fourth Central/Western game, and although it was the first rivalry loss I witnessed, I still loved so much about that day. I got a front-row seat to a Division I college football game - how cool is that?! Even though I graduated in May, my love for the Chippewas hasn't changed, and I'm so glad I got the opportunity to come back and be on the sideline and be a few steps away from the endzone. I cannot thank Jeremy Guy and the MAC enough for this great experience.