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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‘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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<< Previously 1988

‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 1997

Final Four:

(4) Arizona, (1) Kentucky, (1) Minnesota, (1) North Carolina

 

National Championship:

Arizona over Kentucky, 84-79 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Miles Simon, Arizona

 

Fun Fact:

Arizona became the only school to defeat three #1 seeds in the tournament: Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky.

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<< Previously 2012

‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 2012

Final Four:

(1) Kentucky, (2) Kansas, (4) Louisville, (2) Ohio State

 

National Championship:

Kentucky over Kansas, 67-59 at the Superdome in New Orleans

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Anthony Davis, Kentucky

 

Fun Fact:

Two 15 seed teams advanced past the first round as Norfolk State upset (2) Missouri and Lehigh defeated (2) Duke. 

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<< Previously 2003

>> Next 1997

‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 2003

Final Four:

Syracuse, Kansas, Marquette, Texas

 

National Championship:

Syracuse over Kansas, 81-78 at the Superdome in New Orleans

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse

 

Fun Fact:

Syracuse beat four Big 12 teams on their way to a National Title: Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas.

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<< Previously 1994

Next 2012 >>

 

‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 1994

Final Four:

(1) Arkansas, (2) Duke, (2) Arizona, (3) Florida

 

National Championship:

Arkansas over Duke, 76-72 at the Charlotte Coliseum. 

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Corliss Williamson, Arkansas

 

Leading Scorer:

Khalid Reeves (Arizona) – 137 points/27.4 ppg.

 

Fun Fact:

Then Arkansas Governor, Bill Clinton, was in attendance at the Final Four, as well as the Regional in Dallas the week before. It just so happened his brother had a wedding nearby, so it worked out. 

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<< Previously 1989

Next 2003 >>

‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 1989

Final Four:

(3) Michigan, (3) Seton Hall, (1) Illinois, (2) Duke

 

National Championship:

Michigan over Seton Hall, 80-79 at the Kingdome in Seattle, WA

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Glen Rice, Michigan

 

Leading Scorer:

Glen Rice – 184 points/30.6 ppg.

 

Fun Fact:

Two #16 seeded teams (Princeton and East Tennessee State) came within one point of upsetting #1 seeds (Georgetown and Oklahoma). All four #11 seeds advanced to the second round (Minnesota, Texas, South Alabama and Evansville).

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< < Previously (2006)

Next 1994 >>

‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 2006

Final Four:

(3) Florida, (2) UCLA, (11) George Mason, (4) LSU

 

National Championship

Florida over UCLA, 73-57 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, IN

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Joakim Noah, Florida

 

Leading Scorers:

Glen “Big Baby” Davis (LSU) and Joakim Noah – 98 points/16.3 ppg.

 

Fun Fact:

6 double-digit seeded teams (#11 and over) won big upsets, including #14 Northwestern State over #3 Iowa.

 

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<< Previously 1999

Next 1989 >>

 

‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 1987

It’s March and it’s MAD AS HELL!

Conference tournaments are underway and the NCAA tournament is near. On top of the usual annual March Madness traditions (like bubble teams, brackets, Cinderellas, and buzzer beaters), another favorite of mine is the “One Shining Moment” montage that concludes the tournament and all of college basketball for the season.

The song was written by David Barrett about College Basketball National Championship and made it’s debut as the winning team cut down the nets in 1987. He was inspired to write it on a napkin in 1986 while watching Larry Bird play on TV from a local bar in Michigan. Other versions of the song have been performed by Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, and Jennifer Hudson.

From now until the end of the NCAA tournament this year, we’ll post a “One Shining Moment” of the Day. Appropriately so, David Barrett’s 1987 version and the song’s debut on the CBS broadcast will be our first.

 

Final Four:

(1)Indiana, (2)Syracuse, (6)Providence, (1)UNLV

National Championship:

Indiana over Syracuse, 74-73 in New Orleans

Most Outstanding Player: Keith Smart

Tourney Top Scorers:

Steve Alford (IU) & Rony Seikaly (Cuse) – 138 points/23 ppg.

Fun Fact:

1987 was the last year teams could play with home court advantage, like (3) DePaul. 

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#TBT Year in Review: 2012

In the year the world DIDN’T end (looking at you John Cusack)…

  • After 244 years of publication, Encyclopedia Britannica discontinued its print edition. 
  • Felix Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier without machine assistance by diving out of a helium balloon from outer-space. 
  • Key & Peele made their Comedy Central debut.
  • Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 49.

And here’s what happened in Movies, Music and Sports…

Movies

Comedy

Ted, 21 Jump Street, The Dictator, Pitch Perfect, Wanderlust, American Reunion, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, This Is 40, Project X, Think Like A Man, Dark Shadows, Rock of Ages, The Lorax, Wreck-It Ralph, The Campaign, Casa de Mi Padre, Safety Not Guaranteed, For a Good Time Call…, The Guilt Trip, The Three Stooges, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Magic Mike, The Five-Year Engagement, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Hit and Run AND…

Moonrise Kingdom

Action/Thriller

Skyfall, The Avengers, Savages, Safe House, The Hunger Games, Taken 2, The Bourne Legacy, Man on a Ledge, Looper, Safe, Stolen, Jack Reacher, Resident Evil: Retribution, Premium Rush, End of Watch, Sinister, Contraband, Erased, Battleship, Seven Psychopaths, Dredd, Total Recall, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man, Chronicle AND…

The Dark Knight Rises

Drama

Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Les Miserables, The Master, Cloud Atlas, The Vow, Flight, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Mud, Disconnect, Red Tails, Promised Land, Amour, Trouble with the Curve, Hitchcock, The Place Beyond the Pines

Argo

The 85th Academy Awards

Best Actor

  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln – Winner

(This was his 3rd win out of 5 nominations dating back to My Left Foot in 1990)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained – Winner

(Waltz has won both times he was nominated. Both for Tarantino roles)

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
  • Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook – Winner

(JLaw was nominated 3 times in 4 years, beginning in 2011 for Winter’s Bone)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables – Winner

(Hathaway was nominated once more in 2009 for her lead role Rachel Getting Married)

Best Picture

  • Amour
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Les Miserables
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Argo – Winner

(Argo won 2 more Oscars out of 7 nominations, for Best Writing and Editing)

Music

Rock Albums

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Pop Albums

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Billboard Year-End Top 25 Songs

  1. “Somebody That I used to Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  2. “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepson
  3. “We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monae
  4. “Payphone” – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  5. “Lights” – Ellie Goulding
  6. “Glad You Came” – The Wanted
  7. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
  8. “We Found Love” – Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
  9. “Starships” – Nicki Minaj
  10. “What Makes You Beautiful” – One Direction
  11. “Wild Ones” – Flo Rida featuring Sia
  12. “Set Fire to the Rain” – Adele
  13. “Sexy and I Know It” – LMFAO
  14. “Some Nights” – fun. 
  15. “Wide Awake” – Katy Perry
  16. “Good Feeling” – Flo Rida
  17. “Whistle” – Flo Rida
  18. “One More Night” – Maroon 5
  19. “Drive By” – Train
  20. “The Motto” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne
  21. “Where Have You Been” – Rihanna
  22. “Everybody Talks” – Neon Trees
  23. “Take Care” – Drake featuring Rihanna
  24. “Titanium” – David Guetta
  25. “I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz

Sports

Baseball

League Leaders

Offensive

Average: Buster Posey (SF) – .336

Hits: Derek Jeter (NYY) – 216

Home Runs: Miguel Cabrera (DET) – 44

RBI: Miguel Cabrera (DET) – 139

OPS: Miguel Cabrera (DET) – .999

Stolen Bases: Mike Trout (LAA) – 49

Pitching

Wins: Gio Gonzalez (WSH) – 21

ERA: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) – 2.53

Strikeouts: Justin Verlander (DET) – 239

Complete Games: Justin Verlander (DET) – 6

Shutouts: Felix Hernandez (SEA) – 5

Saves: Jim Johnson (BAL) – 51

MVP

AL – Miguel Cabrera (DET)

NL – Buster Posey (SF)

CY Young

AL – David Price (TB)

NL – R.A. Dickey (NYM)

Rookie of the Year

AL – Mike Trout (LAA)

NL – Bryce Harper (WSH)

World Series

San Francisco Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers 4-0

Basketball

NCAA

Final Four

(1) Kentucky (2) Ohio State (2) Kansas and (4) Louisville

National Championship

(1) Kentucky over (2) Kansas 67-59

NBA

League Leaders

Points Per Game: Kevin Durant (OKC) – 28.0

Rebounds Per Game: Dwight Howard (ORL) – 14.5

Assists Per Game: Rajon Rondo (BOS) -11.7

All-NBA Team

Kobe Bryant (LAL)

Kevin Durant (OKC)

Dwight Howard (ORL)

LeBron James (MIA)

Chris Paul (LAC)

MVP – LeBron James (MIA)

Rookie of the Year – Kyrie Irving (CLE)

NBA Finals

Miami Heat over the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-1)

Football

NCAA

Heisman Trophy – Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)

BCS National Championship

(2) Alabama over (1) Notre Dame 42-14

NFL

League Leaders

Passing Yards: Drew Brees (NO) – 5,177 

Passing Touchdowns: Drew Brees (NO) – 43

Passer Rating: Aaron Rodgers (GB) – 108.0

Rushing Yards: Adrian Peterson (MIN) – 2,097 

Rushing Touchdowns: Arian Foster (HOU) – 15

Receiving Yards: Calvin Johnson (DET) – 1,964

Receiving Touchdowns: James Jones (GB) – 14

Receptions: Calvin Johnson (DET) – 122

AP MVP – Adrian Peterson (MIN)

Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers (The Harbowl) 34-31

Hockey

League Leaders

Goals: Steven Stamkos (TB) – 60

Assists: Henrik Sedin (VAN) – 67

Points: Evgeni Malkin (PIT) – 109

Hart Memorial Trophy: Evgeni Malkin (PIT)

Stanley Cup

Los Angeles Kings over the New Jersey Devils (4-2)

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