One Shining Moment

Well, the tournament is over. Both teams in the final game played horribly. The only thing that could have redeemed this pitiful display would have been a Cinderella victory by Butler. But that didn’t happen. UConn lifted the stink enough in the second half to pull out the win.

As I write this, the trophy presentation is gearing up, and some guy behind the scenes is cuing up the “One Shining Moment” highlight reel from the 2011 tourney. I wonder if any of you out there in internet land will agree with me that “One Shining Moment” is a really bad soundtrack for the highlight reel. Which brings me to the point of this post. If you could change the music for the annual highlight reel, what song would you choose? Perhaps the NCAA could shine the moment with “I believe I can fly” by R. Kelly or “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow. Really, almost anything would be better. What say you?

13 Responses to One Shining Moment

  1. Paula April 5, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    “Hang on Sloopy”

  2. Jeremy A. April 5, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    I think “One Shining Moment” was most appropriate this year… especially when the game clock hit zero.

  3. John April 5, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    “Last in Line” by Ronnie James Dio

  4. Denny Burk April 5, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    John, something tells me that you are not being serious.

  5. Michael D. April 5, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    I dunno something by the Indigo girls, only kidding. Where’s your sense of tradition Dr. Burk, you work at the St. Peter’s Basilica of the SBC, stick with ‘One Shinning Moment’ we all expect it kind of like ‘Just As I am’ every third altar call.

  6. John Watson April 5, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    How about “Eye of the Tiger” or “We are the Champions”

    If you want sappy, we could go with “Brian’s Song”

  7. D.R. Randle April 5, 2011 at 11:02 am #


    I personally think you are bordering on college basketball heresy by castigating “One Shining Moment.” Even though I am only 34 years old, I’m old fogey when it comes to this song. I would never have made it through the post-game garbage had I not been waiting in hope to hear, “The ball is tipped…” I have to respectfully disagree. I hope they NEVER change it.

  8. Darius April 5, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    How about “The End” by the Doors?

  9. Greg Smith April 5, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Basketball Jones by Cheech and Chong.

  10. Andy April 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    “The Good Old Hockey Game” by Stompin’ Tom Connors… what can I say, I’m Canadian.

    Otherwise I’ve always liked “Right Now” by Van Halen for this kind of thing.

  11. Hoodlum April 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Anything by White Heart…preferably from the Highlands album.

    I’m sure Rafe could suggest a song or two from that album.

  12. Joe April 6, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    You have to be kidding. My crew has gathered for the watching (and listening)of this conclusion to college basketball every year as long as they can remember. I have listened as an amused and dreaming dad to child after child singing “win or lose – you always did your best cuz inside you knew” as they shot that pretend game winner in the driveway. If they missed they went and retrieved the ball and would sing it again! “inside you knew” swish! – NEVER SHOULD BE CHANGED!!!

  13. donsands April 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    How about Alan Parsons Project. The NBA has one of his songs, so why not the NCAA grab one.

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