Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Calls Houston ‘Butt-Ugly’ After Huskies National Championship Victory

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How are you gonna be from Connecticut talking trash?

The Final Four in Houston was a huge success, with thousands of people flooding into downtown during the event for Fan Fest, concerts that included big performers, as well as all of the other stuff that H-Town had for the people.

On the court, the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies took out the Miami Hurricanes to go to the NCAA basketball national championship game, and met up with the San Diego Aztecs who beat the Florida Atlantic Owls to advance. In the end, it would be UConn holding up the trophy — their second championship won in Houston.

While the Huskies were doing their thing on the court, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont was in town to support the team, and after they won the championship, he was absolutely thrilled. After all, the UConn‘s men’s basketball team is the closest thing to a professional sports team that the state has (with the exception of the women’s team, which is far more prestigious), so why not?

Well, his excitement got a little bit out of control as he would slam the Final Four host city after being asked what he did while in Houston — Lamont did an interview with Connecticut radio station WPLR.

“After winning the semifinal, you walk around downtown Houston, which is butt ugly, not much there,” said Lamont.

I absolutely love the Houston mayor’s response to this whole thing, that dude had me cracking the whole time in that news clip. He was just like, “Nuh uh! Not today!”

I love it!

But serious question though: how are you gonna be from Connecticut talking trash about a beautiful city like Houston? (RELATED: LeBron James Stares Down And Chirps At Russell Westbrook While Getting Blown Out)

I personally love H-Town. Connecticut, well, I’ve never had any interest in going. And probably never will. And nothing against the state and its people, but if we’re going to start making attacks and having the conversation …

Are we really going to say Connecticut is better than Houston?

I think not, but I think it’s pretty cool that they have WWE and ESPN headquartered there.

That’s about all I got.