Northwestern is selling opportunities to take a selfie with Pat Fitzgerald

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Since taking over the Northwestern football team, Pat Fitzgerald has done everything he can to make the team respectable. Under his lead, the team has gone from a laughingstock to a true competitor in the Big Ten.

Which is what makes the new promotional opportunity even stranger. For $125, Northwestern fans get a signed football from Fitzgerald, and get to take a selfie with the coach.

Crain’s reports:

Fans of the newly ranked Wildcats football team can show up to Ryan Field a few hours early on game days and head into the stadium, where the 10th-year head coach will be ready and waiting to turn the camera on himself and you in the name of social media.

According to the article, it’s meant to be an opportunity for fans to have a personalized experience at the game. However, it comes off a bit like an old ballplayer at a autograph show.

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Northwestern is having a big upswing this season. After an upset win against Stanford, the Wildcats blew out Eastern Illinois.

This Saturday, Northwestern goes on the road for the first time all season to play Duke.

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At least, if nothing else, the picture will be an actual selfie, and not just a picture of Fitzgerald and the fan.

Fans who want to take the picture with Fitzgerald will need to show up two and a half hours before kickoff. After all, he does have a job to do.

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