One Shining Moment
After a great game between Michigan and Louisville, won by the Cardinals, we always wait for CBS’ annual version of “One Shining Moment.” This year was no disappointment. Glad that it’s available early. Normally, I’ve waited in the neighborhood of an hour to post it. Take a look at it. And of course, Kevin Ware is part of the video. Enjoy.
Thanks to college basketball for giving us a great Final Four and now we await next season which will be quite different. And if the reports are correct, this will end CBS’ 32 consecutive year streak of airing the Final Four as TBS is hoping to produce the event in 2014. But let’s celebrate the 2012-13 college basketball season and look forward to another great season starting in November.
I give credit to the great people at Gunaxin for putting this video up. It’s the annual “One Shining Moment” video aired by CBS at the end of the NCAA Championship Game. This was a very good version as you had the great moments from the NCAA Tournament with some various calls by Jim Nantz, Verne Lundquist and Marv Albert.
Nice to see this. My only complaint that it aired at 12:03 a.m., some 20 minutes after Kentucky-Kansas ended. Then again, CBS was going to milk this for all its worth plus it was a way to keep ESPN and other media outlets from running highlights until it went off the air.
Without further ado, here’s One Shining Moment for 2012. Well done by CBS and Turner Sports.
And we are done with basketball for the year. Now into baseball and NHL Stanley Cup Playoff mode for the rest of the Spring.
I have news slogans in my head today, so I’m using “Live & Local” in the title. Let’s do your linkage. Lots to get to.
John Ourand at Sports Business Daily notes that CBS received a decent 13.3 overnight rating for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, but it was down from last year.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at some of the ratings from last weekend’s action.
Brian Lowry of Fox says the CBS/Turner crew had to call last night’s NCAA Championship for what it was.
Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter says the NCAA Championship helped steer CBS to a primetime demographic ratings win on Monday.
Toni Fitzgerald says the ratings for the NCAA Championship fell significantly from last year.
Toni says the game did take a bite out of Dancing with the Stars.
Marie Hardin at Nieman Reports says the number of stories on women’s sports has fallen dramatically in recent years.
Glenn Davis of SportsGrid has the video of ESPN’s Dick Vitale in tears on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike this morning.
Glenn says an Indiana newspaper correctly captured the Butler mood last night.
Carolyn Branff at the Sports Video Group notes that CBS is preparing for a huge production at The Masters®.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says on Friday, a beer vendor at Seattle’s Safeco Field plans to the first to take an order via Twitter.
Darren says the Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade will get his first Jordan signature shoe.
Gary Van Sickle of Golf.com notes that ESPN’s Paul Azinger will be on the 3-D telecast of The Masters®.
Jessica Kastner Plaskett of the Southington (CT) Patch notes that an ESPN original will be honored in town tomorrow.
Newsday’s Neil Best says last night’s NCAA Championship Game TV ratings were down from the year before.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir notes that the NCAA Tournament’s ratings overall are up from last year.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has the complete television and internet schedule for The Masters®.
Andy Loigu of the Warren (NJ) Reporter says ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser held court at a local event last Friday.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner discusses the ratings for the NCAA Championship as well as the Orioles home opener.
Jim talks with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s Chick Hernandez about celebrating 10 years of local sports newsgathering at the regional sports network.
Hal Boedecker of the Orlando Sentinel says the NCAA Final Four® helped CBS win last week’s primetime ratings in a close battle with ABC and Fox.
The Orlando Business Journal notes that Golf Channel is renovating its headquarters.
Fox Sports Southwest says the Texas Rangers season opening series against the Red Sox produced record ratings.
Sean Morrison at the Indianapolis Business Journal says attendance at the Women’s Final Four® still has a lot of catching up to do with the men’s.
Drew White at the Michigan City (IN) News Dispatch loves “One Shining Moment”.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says “The Mayor” Sean Casey makes his Reds TV analyst debut on Fox Sports Ohio tonight.
The Dayton Daily News notes the CBS/Turner partnership for the NCAA Tournament has definitely paid dividends.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Brewers voice Bob Uecker would like to start the season in warm weather or domes.
Bob says while attendance for Brewers games remains high after an 0-4 start, it’s not so with Chicago for the Cubs.
Jeff Kolpack of the Dickinson (ND) Press writes that North Dakota State University wants to get on statewide and regional TV more often.
Bill Folsom of KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, CO reports that the NBC Sports Group has signed on to air a local cycling race that will tour the Rocky Mountain State.
The San Francisco Chronicle says former 49er Eric Davis will become the team’s radio analyst.
Brian Packey of Awful Announcing has the video of CBS’ Jim Nantz laying down some awful puns at end of last night’s NCAA Championship Game.
Matt Yoder at AA says ESPN still has some explaining to do over the Jalen Rose suspension.
Kurt Allen of Midwest Sports Fans reviews the TV and radio coverage of the NCAA Tournament.
John Daly at the Daly Planet reviews the daily NASCAR studio shows.
Sports Media Watch despite the NCAA Championship being an ugly game to watch, it still drew decent numbers.
Thanks to Joe Favorito for listing Fang’s Bites as one of the Eight Sites Worth A Look.
And we are going to end it there for the day.
Well, the NCAA Championship Game between Butler and UConn was a big dud, but that doesn’t take away from a great NCAA Tournament. The last game was anticlimactic, but sometimes, the game doesn’t match the hype. But we always have One Shining Moment at the end to tie up everything nicely for us. We have our Butler moments, VCU, UConn, Morehead State, Gus Johnson, Onions, Marv Albert and the hokiest Jim Nantz line at the end, but we’ve come to expect that.
I love One Shining Moment and I’m glad to have Luther Vandross’ version back after Jennifer Hudson’s version last year had a little too much Jennifer and not enough basketball. It ends another great college basketball season. Now I’m ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs which we’ll cover extensively here, but that’s for later. Here’s One Shining Moment 2011 courtesy of @jose3030.
That will do it for our college basketball coverage tonight. Tomorrow, the ratings.
Here is the montage done at the end of every NCAA Tournament on CBS dating back to 1987. It’s One Shining Moment and this year sung by Jennifer Hudson. I found it quite strange that CBS showed a lot of her in the montage. They didn’t do that with composer David Barrett, Luther Vandross or Teddy Pendergrass. I don’t know if Jennifer wrote appearances into the contract, but we missed out on a few scenes like Ohio’s upset of Georgetown or some vintage Gus Johnson moments. And I have no idea what was going on at the end. Overall, I’m a bit disappointed in Jennifer’s rendition. As much as I like her, I’ll have to request that CBS not use her next year if it regains the rights to the NCAA Tournament. Anyway, here’s the montage.
And just three or four scenes from tonight’s Championship Game? Usually, there are more than that. I’m quite down on this year’s version.