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The U.S. Senate passed a bill congratulating UK

A bill was passed on Wednesday congratulating UK on the national championship. The bill names Davis, Miller, Kidd-Gilchrist, Lamb, and Calipari, and calls Kentucky the basketball capital of the world.

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Commending and congratulating the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team for winning its eighth Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association championship.

Whereas, on April 2, 2012, the University of Kentucky Wildcats defeated the University of Kansas Jayhawks, 67 to 59, in the final game of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (referred to in this preamble as “NCAA”) Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in New Orleans, Louisiana;

Whereas the Kentucky Wildcats have won 8 national titles, the second most in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history;

Whereas the Kentucky Wildcats are the only men’s Division I college basketball program to have won NCAA National Championships under 5 different coaches;

Whereas freshman center Anthony Davis was —

(1) the recipient of the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy and the Adolph Rupp Award, all for national player of the year;

(2) named the United States Basketball Writers Association player of the year, Associated Press player of the year, and Basketball Times player of the year;

(3) selected to the Associated Press All-America first team and was selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Final Four tournament;

Whereas forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, guard Doron Lamb and center Anthony Davis were selected as members of the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team;

Whereas senior guard Darius Miller of Maysville, Kentucky set a school record for career games played with the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team at 152;

Whereas each player, coach, athletic trainer, and staff member of the University of Kentucky basketball team dedicated their season and their tireless efforts to their successful season of the team and the NCAA championship;

Whereas residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Wildcat fans worldwide are to commended for their long-standing support, perseverance, and pride in this team; and

Whereas Coach John Calipari and the University Kentucky Wildcats have brought pride and honor to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which is rightly known as the college basketball capital of the world: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate–

(1) commends and congratulates the University of Kentucky Wildcats on its outstanding accomplishment; and

(2) respectfully requests that the Secretary of the Senate transmit a copy of this resolution to the president of the University of Kentucky.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

34 Comments for The U.S. Senate passed a bill congratulating UK

  1. Ukfanforlife
    10:00 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink


  2. AbominableJon
    10:02 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink


  3. Nutter Butter
    10:05 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Message to the Calipari haters. It just got a little harder for the NCAA to vacate this one.

  4. Yo
    10:06 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Is this real?

  5. MB
    10:10 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    As much of a fan as I am, the Senate should be doing their job rather than working on nonsense like this. If this is in fact real, then real taxpayer dollars were spent to pay either a senator, or more likely a clerk, to write this.

  6. crazycatfan
    10:10 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink


  7. Will
    10:12 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    What a great use of their time……..

  8. billy bob
    10:16 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    It’s not a bill, but a resolution.

  9. AB
    10:16 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    I bleed BLUE but…..The senate should vacate themselves, while Rome burns the fiddles keep playing.

  10. Pabloco
    10:19 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Awesome. I paid $3.88 for a gallon of gas today. Now work on that.

  11. Bradley
    10:19 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Whereas, Richie Farmer has 1.2 million Marriott Rewards Points…and 7 VCR’s.

  12. Matt
    10:24 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder if the girls in the sexy Arab girls ad put out.

  13. Tyler
    10:24 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    64,000 in tax dollars for this to happen. Go big blue but there are bigger problems within the state.

  14. rob
    10:24 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    This is totally unrelated to anything, but has anyone else noticed DeAndre Liggins’s hair on the ESPN website?

    Looks like someone at ESPN photoshopped Carlos Boozer’s spray-on hair. Definitely looks digital, though; not DeAndre’s fault.

  15. Yolo
    10:27 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    I’m with 13, our taxes go to people writing bills congratulating UK?? whom the world already knows is awesome. Seriously, what a waste of money. Wake up people

  16. Yolo
    10:29 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    This can not be real. If so, I’m embarrassed to be a ky resident

  17. ...
    10:30 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Waaaa!!!! Quit crying.

  18. Ready 5
    10:32 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Only the government could make something so cool so boring. It reads like an indictment.

  19. Wildcat Willie says
    10:39 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    The Senate is the most deliberative body in the world. Believe me when i say this did not cost the tax payers one cent. If they were not involved in doing this they would actually be spending money on some of their pork projects. Plese Senate folks, work on more projects like this. Please think about this again next year concerning number 9. Write more spend less.

    10:45 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Cool, but I would rather see them pass a balanced budget bill.

    However, 19 probably has it about right.

  21. That's right
    11:00 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    First good thing government has done since OBAMA took office.

  22. Somervillain
    11:01 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    It was pointed out to me earlier tonight that with a political group that spends time doing this kind of drivel, if UofL had won the FF game, the city of Louisville would have suffered immense political payback from these idiots. It was phrased as “You don’t beat your boss at golf”, which seems about right. For the City of Louisville, bullet dodged.

  23. JustSayin
    11:11 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    Ummm, nbr 21, Obama had nothing to do with that resolution. You know … separate branches of government … get it?

  24. Ballin
    11:45 pm April 18, 2012 Permalink

    23 he didn’t say obama (aka One Big Ass Mistake America) had anything to do with it he just used the election as a timetable.

  25. mores
    12:07 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    5), 13), 15), etc.– resolutions are cranked out by staff attorneys in a matter of minutes. Rest assured no meaningful amount of time was spent on this. There’s good reason to be cynical of our legislature sometimes, but this isn’t one of those times. Let’s take pride in the accomplishments for once.

  26. squirrely republican
    12:40 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    that damned Obama is at it again! I seen he tried to sneak in a tax hike for the upper class in that bill, well guess what you can’t fool me! Change…more like pocket change!

  27. SteveM
    8:28 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    It is a waste of the Senate’s time, but at least it kept them from spending money during the time they considered it.

    8:57 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    i wonder how the two senators from kansas voted.

    and quit saying ish like “this a waste of their time!!!” probably took 20 minutes and at least
    they passed something. quit being rednecks

  29. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    9:33 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    This is perhaps the only thing these nimrods in Washington have done right in quite some time…Now do something for the American People!!!

  30. Average Citizen
    9:47 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    McConnell is a two-face pandering hypocrite and as far as I am concerned he can go f*ck himself.

  31. I Wonder
    9:57 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    Since the Senate is controlled by the Democrats, was there a tax increase in the footnotes?

  32. Boro Cat
    11:17 am April 19, 2012 Permalink

    Probably should have used a picture of the Senate instead of the House of Representatives. It’ll be cool to show their grandkids one day that their names were mentioned on the Senate floor. It hasn’t happened to very many people in the country. It won’t be nearly as cool as showing them a piece of the #8 net though!

  33. JustSayin
    1:21 pm April 19, 2012 Permalink

    Ballin, yeah, those policies under W were so damn good. Enter with a surplus, leave with deficit. Two unfunded wars along with two big tax cuts. Yep, great policy for our country.

  34. Justathought
    8:25 pm April 19, 2012 Permalink

    Terrence jJones should have been mentioned in the resolution.