Eight current NFL players will be given the reins of the Toledo and Bowling Green athletics Twitter accounts Tuesday night as the rivals square off in the Battle of I-75 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
Four former Rockets will take over @ToledoRockets for an hour each from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. while four former Falcons will take over @BGAthletics during the same time.
In fact, two sets of NFL teammates will be invited to go head to head on Twitter during the evening to provide their thoughts and commentary on the game. Fans are invited to follow @ToledoRockets and @BGAthletics throughout the evening.
For Toledo, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Bruce Gradkowski will begin the evening at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ T.J. Fatinikun at 6:30 p.m. The Green Bay Packers’ Jayrone Elliott will take over from at 7:30 p.m., with the Tennessee Titans’ Brett Kern wrapping up from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For Bowling Green, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Shaun Suisham will tweet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. opposite his Steeler teammate Gradkowski, followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Jude Adjei-Barimah from at 6:30 p.m. going head to head with teammate Fatinikun. At 7:30 p.m., the Washington Redskins’ Kory Lichtensteiger will have control of the @BGAthletics account for an hour. The New England Patriots’ Chris Jones will conclude the evening from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday night promises to be one of the more important games in the longstanding rivalry between Toledo and Bowling Green. Toledo (8-1, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) is in a three-way tie for first place in the MAC West Division and needs a victory to keep pace in its bid to earn a trip to Detroit’s Ford Field in the MAC Championship Game Friday, Dec. 4. Bowling Green enters the contest at 8-2 overall and has already clinched the MAC East Division title and a third consecutive appearance in the MAC Championship Game by virtue of its 6-0 league record.