--2 SM 25 Whoop Ass :: UPDATED!!! Now with more smack talk
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SM 25 Whoop Ass :: UPDATED!!! Now with more smack talk

February 19, 2009, 12:00 am
By SFR Staff

Freshman Sen. Eric Griego, D-Bernalillo, has a bill sitting on the Senate President's table this morning called, "Senate Memorial 25: New Mexico House Whipping Day." In essence, it's a declaration that the Senate will whoop the House in basketball this year for the first time in nearly a decade.

The bill identifies Feb 18 as "Whipping Day," but we expect an amendment to be introduced on the floor, since the game has been postponed to March 6.  Here's are some excerpts (bold are mine):

WHEREAS, the house of representatives has managed to either win or steal the last nine games in a row; and...

WHEREAS, voters across the state are tired of seeing the house walk away victorious every year, a sentiment they voiced when they elected eight new athletic-looking senators in 2008; and...

WHEREAS, one of the house's star players, Peter Wirth, even received a promotion to the senate this year; and...

WHEREAS, the house of representatives, cognizant of its status as the near-hopeless underdogs has recently begun contemplating such rule changes as not allowing former members of its body to play in the game; and...

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the senate rise up and, with one collective voice, declare its intent to be the team that walks off the court victorious, ending the house's win streak and stripping house members of the only real bragging rights still available to them...


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