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  • Sugar Bowl Champs!

    by Representative John A. Yarmuth

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    YARMUTH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. YARMUTH. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the 2013 Sugar Bowl Champion, University of Louisville Cardinals. From Muhammad Ali's opening toss, this game was destined for greatness. The Cards followed the Champ's lead by shocking the world. They became the first team in a decade to score a touchdown in the first 15 seconds of both halves en route to the biggest upset in BCS history.

    Against a team averaging one turnover and holding every opponent below 30 points, the Cards forced three turnovers and reached the 30- point mark a mere 8 seconds into the second half. Facing a defense that had never allowed a touchdown pass of 15 yards or more, Cards quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed two.

    This team proves what U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich has said for years: ``If you doubt Charlie Strong--on field or off--you're in for a surprise.'' Coach Strong dedicated the game ball to the fans, who were 30,000 strong in New Orleans. It was a fitting tribute, and I think it's safe to say Card Nation is still on a Sugar Bowl high.

    This was a great triumph for the University of Louisville and a victory for our whole community. So for the city, the University of Louisville, and this outstanding Cardinal football team, I'm proud to honor the 2013 Sugar Bowl Champion Louisville Cardinals. How sweet it is! I yield to the gentleman from Kentucky.

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