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UPS agitates UK fans with NCAA television ad

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawmakers aren't happy with a UPS
television ad that replays a still-painful highlight of a
University of Kentucky loss to Duke two decades ago.

The shipping company with a major distribution hub at the
Louisville International Airport is airing the ad during the NCAA
tournament to tout its logistical abilities.

Democratic House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins said whoever decided
to air the ad probably doesn't understand how painful that
particular highlight remains for UK fans. Even so, Adkins said
lawmakers won't hold the ad against UPS, a major employer in
Kentucky.

The TV spot highlights a last second shot by Duke to beat a UK
team dubbed "The Unforgettables" in 1992.

UPS spokesman Mark Dickens said the company plans to continue
running the ad.
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