One Shining Moment 2016: It’s An All-Timer

If there was ever a tournament made perfectly for a montage like this, this year had everything. Imagine the people responsible for editing this after seeing North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit the National Championship tying 3-pointer with 4 seconds left, only for Kris Jenkins of Villanova to win it all at the buzzer.

Half-court shots, monster dunks, upsets,  high-fives, heartbreaks, and Luther Vandross. Here’s your 2016 ‘One Shining Moment’.

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TV Character Madness: The Championship

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There’s only one thing left to do…

Matchup #63 (The Championship)

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

vs.

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

 

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TV Character Madness: The Final Four

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And then there were 4…

Swanson Don't Care

UPDATE: You chose who is heading to the Championship.

Matchup #61 (Comedy & Sidekicks)

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

vs.

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

 

Matchup #62 (Antiheroes & Heroes)

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

vs.

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

 

Championship Voting begins Thursday, March 24th. 

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TV Character Madness: The Elite 8

<< Previously on TV Madness

Things are getting tight…and heated…and a little awkward.

Office Madness

Who are you sending to the Final Four?

Matchup #57 (Comedy)

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

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vs.

(2) Michael Scott – The Office

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Matchup #58 (Sidekicks)

(1) Dwight Schrute – The Office

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vs.

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

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Matchup #59 (Antiheroes)

(13) Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman – Better Call Saul

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vs.

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

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Matchup #60 (Heroes)

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

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vs.

(2) Dr. Gregory House – House M.D.

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Final Four voting starts Wednesday, March 23rd. 

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TV Character Madness – The Sweet 16

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After 4 days of voting, we have some GREAT characters in the Sweet 16, and a few who have teamed up in the past…

Walter and Saul

 

Matchup #49 (Sidekicks)

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

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vs.

(2) Josh Lyman – The West Wing

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Matchup #50 (Antiheroes)

(1) Tony Soprano – The Sopranos

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vs.

(13) Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman – Better Call Saul

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Matchup #51 (Heroes)

(6) Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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vs.

(2) Gregory House – House M.D. 

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Matchup #52 (Comedy)

(9) Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation

vs.

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

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Matchup #53 (Sidekicks)

(1) Dwight Schrute – The Office

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vs.

(4) Marshall Eriksen – How I Met Your Mother

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Matchup #54 (Antiheroes)

(3) Dexter Morgan – Dexter

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vs.

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

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Matchup #55 (Heroes)

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

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vs.

(12) Jessica Jones – Jessica Jones

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Matchup #56 (Comedy)

(3) Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

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vs.

(2) Michael Scott – The Office

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Elite 8 voting begins Tuesday, April 22nd. Follow along for more on Facebook and Twitter

 

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TV Character Madness: Round 2 – Part II

<< Previously on TV Madness

We said goodbye to our first #1 seed.

Sad Homer

Don’t worry. He’ll be fine, eventually.

Still Sad Homer

Now it’s time to vote on who else is going to the Sweet 16.

Matchup #41 (Antiheroes)

(5) Don Draper – Mad Men

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vs.

(13) Saul Goodman – Better Call Saul

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Matchup #42 (Sidekicks)

(7) Jack Donaghy – 30 Rock

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vs.

(2) Josh Lyman – The West Wing

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Matchup #43 (Comedy)

(12) Gob Bluth – Arrested Development

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vs.

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

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Matchup #44 (Heroes)

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

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vs.

(8) Rust Cohle – True Detective

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Matchup #45 (Antiheroes)

(6) Frank Underwood – House of Cards

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vs.

(3) Dexter Morgan – Dexter

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Matchup #46 (Sidekicks)

(1) Dwight Schrute – The Office

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vs.

(8) Ari Gold – Entourage

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Matchup #47 (Comedy)

(11) Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory

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vs.

(3) Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

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Matchup #48 (Heroes)

(7) Jimmy McNulty – The Wire

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vs.

(2) Gregory House – House M.D.

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Sweet 16 voting begins Monday, April 21st.

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TV Character Madness: Round 1 – Part II

<< Previously on TV Madness

Some close calls, upsets, and absolute dominance. 

Now for the second half of the Round 1 showdowns.

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Matchup #17 (Antiheroes)

(4) Omar Little – The Wire

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vs.

(13) Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill – Better Call Saul

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Matchup #18 (Comedy)

(8) Barney Stinson – How I Met Your Mother

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vs.

(9) Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation

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Matchup #19 (Sidekicks)

(7) Jack Donaghy – 30 Rock

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vs.

(10) Crazy Eyes – Orange is the New Black

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Matchup #20 (Heroes)

(2) Dr. Gregory House – House M.D.

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vs.

(15) Coach Eric Taylor – Friday Night Lights

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Matchup #21 (Antiheroes)

(6) Frank Underwood – House of Cards

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vs.

(11) Ray Donovan – Ray Donovan

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Matchup #22 (Comedy)

(3) Liz Lemon – 30 Rock

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vs.

(14) Selina Meyer – Veep

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Matchup #23 (Sidekicks)

(1) Dwight Schrute – The Office

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vs.

(16) Gary Walsh – Veep

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Matchup #24 (Heroes)

(5) Jack Bauer – 24

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vs.

(12) Jessica Jones – Jessica Jones

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Matchup #25 (Comedy)

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

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vs.

(13) Tina Belcher – Bob’s Burgers

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Matchup #26 (Antiheroes)

(8) Hannibal Lecter – Hannibal

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vs.

(9) Vic Mackey – The Shield

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Matchup #27 (Heroes)

(7) Jimmy McNulty – The Wire

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vs.

(10) The Doctor – Doctor Who

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Matchup #28 (Sidekicks)

(2) Josh Lyman – The West Wing

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vs.

(15) John Watson – Sherlock

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Matchup #29 (Comedy)

(6) Dr. Frasier Crane

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vs.

(11) Sheldon Cooper – The Big Bang Theory

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Matchup #30 (Antiheroes)

(3) Dexter Morgan – Dexter

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vs.

(14) Thomas Shelby – Peaky Blinders

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Matchup #31 (Heroes)

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

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vs.

(16) Mal Reynolds – Firefly

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Matchup #32 (Sidekicks)

(5) Joey Tribbiani – Friends

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vs.

(12) Saul Berenson – Homeland

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TV Character Madness: Round 1 – Part I

It has begun!

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UPDATE: Polls are closed for now, but see the results here and be sure to check in tomorrow for Part II of Round 1.

Matchup #1 (Sidekicks Region)

(4) Marshall Eriksen – How I Met Your Mother

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vs.

(13) Olivia Benson – Law & Order: SVU

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Matchup #2 (Heroes Region)

(8) Rust Cohle – True Detective

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vs.

(9) Raylan Givens – Justified

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Matchup #3 (Comedy Region)

(7) Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

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vs.

(10) Eric Cartman – South Park

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Matchup #4 (Antiheroes Region)

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

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vs.

(15) Kenny Powers – Eastbound and Down

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Matchup #5 (Sidekicks)

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

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vs.

(11) Hurley – Lost

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Matchup #6 (Heroes)

(3) Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock

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vs.

(14) Michael Scofield – Prison Break

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Matchup #7 (Comedy)

(1) Homer Simpson – The Simpsons

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vs.

(16) Erlich Bachman – Silicon Valley

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Matchup #8 (Antiheroes)

(5) Don Draper – Mad Men

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vs.

(12) Al Swearengen – Deadwood

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Matchup #9 (Heroes)

(4) Will McAvoy – The Newsroom

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vs.

(13) Sterling Archer – Archer

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Matchup #10 (Sidekicks)

(8) Ari Gold – Entourage

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vs.

(9) Marty Hart – True Detective

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Matchup #11 (Antiheroes)

(7) Boyd Crowder – Justified

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vs.

(10) Jax Teller – Sons of Anarchy

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Matchup #12 (Comedy)

(2) Michael Scott – The Office

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vs.

(15) Jake Peralta – Brooklyn 99

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Matchup #13 (Heroes)

(6) Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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vs.

(11) John Luther – Luther

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Matchup #14 (Sidekicks)

(3) Jesse Pinkman – Breaking Bad

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vs.

(14) Dr. Niles Crane – Frasier

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Matchup #15 (Antiheroes)

(1) Tony Soprano – Sopranos

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vs.

(16) Nucky Thompson – Boardwalk Empire

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Matchup #16 (Comedy)

(5) Phil Dunphy – Modern Family

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vs.

(12) Gob Bluth – Arrested Development

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Part II of Round 1 will be up Friday morning. 

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‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 2000

Final Four:

Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin

 

National Championship:

Michigan State over Florida, 89-76 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State

 

Leading Scorer:

Morris Peterson, Michigan State

 

Fun Fact:

No team lower than an #11 seed won in the tournament in 2000. The one 11 seed was Pepperdine upsetting Indiana in the first round. That would be Bobby Knight’s last game as the Hoosiers’ head coach.

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‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 1988

Final Four:

(6) Kansas, (1) Oklahoma, (1) Arizona, (2) Duke

 

National Championship:

Kansas over Oklahoma, 83-79 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri 

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Danny Manning, Kansas

 

Fun Fact:

Kansas has lost both of their regular season meetings with Oklahoma. The title game was the 3rd biggest point spread upset in National Championship history. That team is referred to as “Danny and the Miracles”.

 

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