Kentucky senator’s ad mistakenly props up Duke intead of Kentucky Wildcats


The Kentucky Wildcats basketball program has had many great moments, and they are in the thick of the race to win yet another national championship in 2014.

But the Duke Blue Devils winning the 2010 national championship game is not counted amongst those great moments.

Or is it?

First seen on FoxSports.com, a Kentucky politician has made the ultimate faux pas, and celebrated that Duke victory (completely innocently, we assume).

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) most recent ad contained a montage towards the end of the commercial that was to celebrate all things Kentucky. Check the 1:08 mark -

Well if that was too quick for you, here’s our own screenshot from the video.

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Yep, those are two Duke players hugging it out after defeating the Butler Bulldogs in 2010. Ouch.

Could be worse. Could have been Louisville.

The ad has since been removed, but not before a typical politically incorrect explanation (ie; throw someone else under the bus) from McConnell spokesperson, Allison Moore:

“The ad was intended to highlight Kentucky’s basketball dominance and obviously the web ad vendor has become so accustomed to watching national championship celebrations in the Bluegrass State that they made a mistake with one of the images. Obviously we were horrified by the error and quickly changed it.”

For the record, Mitch McConnell did approve this ad.

So did Mike Krzyzewski

Tags: Duke Blue Devils Kentucky Wildcats NCAA Basketball

  • TRUE BLUE

    NO….the ULTIMATE faux pas is you passing yourself off as a journalist….are we too lazy to include facts anymore before posting a story? PITIFUL!! 2010 was the John Wall/Demarcus Cousins year in which ice cold shooting lead to Kentucky losing in the elite 8 to West Virginia who then went on to lose to Puke in the final 4 and Puke beat Butler in the championship….no doubt still a dumb move for a Kentucky Senator to have that clip in a campaign ad, but equally moronic is you basing your story on it being a championship victory over Kentucky….maybe Mitch McConnell could use your expertise on his campaign staff.

    • Michael Collins

      That was my mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. Should have read Duke winning the national championship in 2010.