Twitter roasts Kentucky for giving its players bowl rings in a losing effort

Kentucky's 33-18 loss to Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl was a disappointing end to the 2016 season for Mark Stoops' team, but it was the program's first bowl appearance since 2010. With plenty of lean years in between, it makes at least some sense that the Wildcats celebrated this achievement.

But with bowl rings? Whether that is appropriate is at least up for some debate. Per the team's Twitter account, those rings were created and handed out to players on Tuesday. 

Normally, this is no big deal, and Kentucky isn't the first program to do it. Players can do whatever they want with their bling (well ... mostly). If they want to commemorate their first postseason game in six years, cool. If they'd rather not and throw the ring in their dresser drawer because it represents some kind of participation trophy to them, that's fine, too. 

But Twitter is a far, far less forgiving place where everything is bad except for "The Fast and the Furious" franchise and Kendrick Lamar. So when Kentucky made the grave mistake -- in hindsight, at least -- of posting pictures of its new bowl rings, Twitter users didn't hold back. 

Here were just some of the replies; the entire list is growing and way too large and/or vulgar to feature on here. 

And, finally, my favorite... 

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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