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Chippewas pride follows Eric Fisher on NFL stage

Written By: Terry Foster | April 26, 2013

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I meant to wear a sports jacket and dress shirt during my Friday morning appearance on Fox 2 News.

But that did not happen. I instead went with Central Michigan University gear. You see this is a big day for Chippewas nation. CMU offensive tackle Eric Fisher was taken number one in the NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and a lot of people are happy about that. It is a reason to celebrate and I plan on joining Chippewas nation this weekend to celebrate in Mt. Pleasant.

On Saturday I am giving a speech to a group of community college and junior college students. In the afternoon I will have a book signing at Happy’s Pizza Pub (4-6 p.m.) to sell a few copies of my book 100 Things Tiger Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. I also plan to hit some of the old haunts up there and I am sure Fisher’s name will come up.

After the Chiefs selected Fisher I thought I was drafted by the Chiefs. I received a bunch of text from friends, CMU fans and alumni congratulating me for Fisher being the top pick in the draft. Mind you I barely know Fisher. I’ve interviewed him twice, admired his play and hoped he’d be a high draft pick. What Fisher must understand is he was not the only one standing up there on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

All the people in Mt. Pleasant, Rochester, Lake Orion and everybody else that knew him and followed him stood on that stage. It is not the same with Michigan and Michigan State. They are used to high round draft picks. But we are the small guys and there is pride when one of our big guys make it big.

Congrats to Fisher and of course Go Chips?

(I will be doing a book signing Saturday at Happy’s Pizza Pub Saturday (4-6 p.m.) in Mt. Pleasant. Books are $15 each or two for $25. Sunday I will sign books at the Allen Park Barnes and Nobles (1-3 p.m) The same two book discount does not apply.)

 

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