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The Unfurling of the Banner


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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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28 Comments for The Unfurling of the Banner



  1. lionelrichie
    11:18 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    it feels sooooooo goooooooooood



  2. in this i believe
    11:19 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    The stuff dreams are made of



  3. sevenisnotenough
    11:21 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Why is there a gap between banners?



  4. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:26 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Big moment in UK history…and a lot of us were there to see it!!!



  5. ElmerFudd
    11:27 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    There is a gap because it had to be unrolled mechanically. All the others are in a permanent position. They will move it next to the others.



  6. Cal's Pal
    11:31 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    That’s one of the sexiest things I’ve ever seen.



  7. Rockfield,KY
    11:34 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    honestly hasn’t quite sunk in yet. Might take till next season.



  8. REAL BLY
    11:38 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    As a younger man, I took 96′ 98′ for granted and assumed we’d win a title every few years……what a fine sight that 2012 banner is and makes be want to be a better person so I can appreciate titles when we win them. I told my 9 year old to enjoy this and don’t take winning titles for granted. ENJOY THIS MOMENT BBN!!!



  9. Ger
    11:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    7 – That’s actually what’s really great about all this. For me it is sinking in just a little more each day, each hour. It’s over but there’s still so much more to take in and enjoy. It’s just awesome. This season was beyond magical. Great time to be part of the BBN!!!



  10. KC
    11:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    To unveil a banner to start and end the season, how awesome is that?



  11. Willie
    11:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Is it me or does the new banner look a little taller than the others? I feel like 7 I still cannot quite believe it yet either it has been soooo loonnggg. It is so absolutely phenomenal as the newspaper headline stated.



  12. Champ
    11:50 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    11 NAH its the same…..

    Is it just me or has the red vents in Rupp bothered anyone else. They need to change those to blue during the renovation.



  13. Echo 1
    11:51 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Was there. Showed up and no tickets were available. Nice gentleman walked up to me and gave 3 tickets to me and my kids. He wouldn’t take a dime for them. Hope karma finds that guy.



  14. Anthony got punched by Matt
    12:06 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz to UCLA per Jerry Myer :/



  15. Azubuike's Bicep
    12:07 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    My new background.



  16. 2012 national champs!!!
    12:08 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    12 I say the same thing when I go there! And nope it still hasn’t sunken in yet. Sad the year is over, but can’t wait till next season!



  17. Axe Cop
    12:08 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    11. It’s because of the mechanism to unfurl it is causing it to hang lower. It will be adjusted to be adjacent to the others.



  18. hoop33
    12:16 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone have any idea when the sports illustrated commemorative package will be released?



  19. BUCats
    12:34 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    We need a gif of this



  20. BigBlueMan
    12:44 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I want UK to fess up and tell the truth. Was the banner partially complete and waiting? C’mon. We’re among friends here.



  21. UKChillfan
    12:45 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #18 since UK won there will be no commenorative package.



  22. GoBlue!
    12:45 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    11. The unrolling mechanism hangs from the front of the catwalk, and the other banners hand from the back, so in addition to be lower, this is currently a few feet closer to the camera. It was the same thing when they unveiled the Final Four banner at Big Blue Madness. It will look fine when it’s put in line. In fact, I assume they’ll have to rehang all of the banners to keep everything centered.



  23. MattP
    1:03 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #20 – That banner was only temporary. They are making the real one and that one is alrady taken down. I was in Rupp this morning and it was gone! The new “real” one will look just like the others.



  24. CATSCATSCATS
    1:25 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I was dying with anticipation to see what was coming next as I scrolled down…Turns out they hung a banner.



  25. GeneB
    3:06 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I dont understand, Coach Cal keeps saying we only hang banners for championships. Clearly there is a final four banner right next to it.



  26. Van Wilder
    3:53 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    The banner is the same size, but the font for the “Champions” is a bit smaller than the rest.

    I’m weird though and look at that kinda stuff.



  27. Catcounsel
    5:11 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Simply put, A BEAUTIFUL THING!



  28. Blue Orleans
    9:52 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    i thought we only hung banners for ncaa titles?? (see the 2011 banner) looks good though