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"One Shining Moment" is a song written by David Barrett about the NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship. One Shining Moment is traditionally played at the end of CBS Sports' coverage of the championship game of the tournament. The song is played as the winning team's players cut down the nets, to a montage of highlights from the tournament including the glorious 'lamentation of their women,' in the form of crying cheerleaders. [citation needed]

Barrett, a singer/songwriter from Michigan, wrote the song after seeing Larry Bird star for Indiana State in the 1979 NCAA tournament. In 1986, he passed the song along to high school friend Armen Keteyian, an investigative journalist for CBS Sports and, at that time, Sports Illustrated, who in turn passed it to CBS Sports Creative Director Doug Towey. However, Towey originally planned to debut the song not after a basketball game, but after a football game, Super Bowl XXI. It was to have been the postgame montage from that contest, but CBS ran past the expected airtime and had a primetime show to debut in the next time slot, so the montage was canceled. CBS then asked Barrett for use of the song after the 1987 NCAA championship game, in which Indiana beat Syracuse. Towey decided to use "One Shining Moment" to close CBS' coverage of the Tournament. The positive public response led to it becoming an annual feature. It has been used to end CBS' coverage ever since.
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#1 | 549 days ago

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#1 | 549 days ago

Correct answer.
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#2 | 549 days ago

psycho
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#3 | 548 days ago

any relation to syd?
#4 | 548 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
any relation to syd?
No, but they both attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at the same time and were briefly in a group together called "Chico and the Band." [citation needed]
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#5 | 548 days ago

p.s. i'd never heard this song in my life until just now. youtube, 2012. hmm. It sounds like will downing which means it sounds like lil lutha. hmmm. it's a little slow for end of march madness, imo. 

also, this is my fave comment on the youtube page.

"It doesn't belong in the NCAA tournament, it sounds like your taking the ending theme of some 80's Disney movie about some 8 year old kid who conquers his fear of crossing the street with the help of Abe Vigoda and Queen Latifah"
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#6 | 548 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
kobe_lova wrote:
p.s. i'd never heard this song in my life until just now. youtube, 2012. hmm. It sounds like will downing which means it sounds like lil lutha. hmmm. it's a little slow for end of march madness, imo. 

also, this is my fave comment on the youtube page.

"It doesn't belong in the NCAA tournament, it sounds like your taking the ending theme of some 80's Disney movie about some 8 year old kid who conquers his fear of crossing the street with the help of Abe Vigoda and Queen Latifah"
That's the point, it's soooooooooooooo awful and cheesy that it's fantastic. You and youtube commenter nailed it. Now get ready for the championship game to end so they can unleash it on the world.


ps, the luther version was and will always be the best.
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#7 | 548 days ago

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marcus_nyce wrote:
That's the point, it's soooooooooooooo awful and cheesy that it's fantastic. You and youtube commenter nailed it. Now get ready for the championship game to end so they can unleash it on the world.


ps, the luther version was and will always be the best.
I am gonna watch for that reason alone now!


*edited in because it's now shameless gif day.
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