Wisconsin’s big win over undefeated Kentucky sent them to the NCAA Championship Game for their first time since 1941.
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With Wisconsin and Duke scoring huge wins to head to the NCAA Championship Game on Monday, many NFL stars – including several high-profile Wisconsin alums – had a lot to say about the fateful Final Four results.
NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Houston Texans All-Pro DE J.J. Watt (Wisconsin, 2011) had a simple proposal for the Wisconsin fans celebrating back on campus:
Paint the town Red!
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 5, 2015
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning QB Russell Wilson (Wisconsin, 2012) struggled to contain his emotions for his Badgers after their win:
New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl RB Mark Ingram (Heisman Trophy winner for the undefeated 2009 National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide) decided to give the 38-1 Kentucky Wildcats some cheerful words:
It’s hard to go undefeated but Kentucky had one heck of a year! They should still keep they heads up!
— Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) April 5, 2015
Former Super Bowl Champion Packers LB Desmond Bishop noted that the game served as some sweet revenge for Kentucky beating Wisconsin in previous years:
— Desmond Bishop (@Desbishop55) April 5, 2015
Not everyone was happy with the results of the night, like Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin:
Yall really hate uk I see. I wanted them to win!
— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 5, 2015
But Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson had something to cheer up the Kentucky players in ways mere words could not – money money money:
Kentucky players bummed for 3 mins. With the first 5 picks in the nba draft……….millions thx
— Derek Anderson (@DAnderson314) April 5, 2015