Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-04-04 20:19:18 –
Almost everyone who participated in the men’s college basketball tournament seems to cherish the memories of “One Shining Moment.”
Rutgers swingman Ron Harper Jr. recalls “just stalking YouTube” looking for a montage for the song. Missouri director Quonzo Martin can conclude the opening line of the song.
For Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert, what stands out is watching a three-minute reel on TV as a high school student after seeing Buzzer beater pulling Villa Nova to the 2016 NCAA title.
“The dream started there,” he says.
Usually big three points like Jalen Sags, a kisspart teammate who banked in at the end of overtime to beat UCLA in the final four, and rim rattling dunks, hugs and hand slaps, courts and locker rooms Celebration, full of tears, with bystanders and stands, the video was set to return to March Madness on Monday night after undefeated Gonzaga vs. Baylor for the championship.
Twelve months ago, there was no “One Shining Moment” or tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Associated Press asked the players and coaches participating in the tournament, along with a well-known detail manager, about what’s happening for over 30 years.
The ball turned over …
Baylor coach Scott Drew calls this video “one of the things you grew up with.”
“You want to be that,” Drew said. “You want to participate in the song.”
His younger brother, Grand Canyon coach Bryce Drew, talks about sneaking out of his room to check out the pre-bedtime title game and subsequent highlights.
And you are there
Scott Drew was his father’s assistant at Valparaiso in 1998 when Bryce won several cameos in the tournament closing video of the year by hitting a Crusade “shot” against All Miss.
Both have become head coaches, so motivate players with summaries edited to the lyrics.
“Some people have become emotional,” says Ionaguard’s Asantegist, when his team’s coach, Rick Pitino, played famous music “every day before practice.”
Villa Nova coach Jay Wright said the video showing his team’s two-trophy winning performance would serve as a recruitment tool.
Does Bryce Drew show his team his own claim to “shining” fame?
“No,” he said with a smile. “If it didn’t happen on Twitter five minutes ago, they wouldn’t care too much.”
You are running for your life
Ask David Barrett, the author of the title song, which version. He sang first. It’s great that Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo played others, and you can hear heartfelt laughter.
“I don’t know if you have children,” Barrett says on the phone. “Do you have a favorite child?”
Barrett is happy to share part of history. He wrote it after explaining a basketball poem to a waitress at a bar in Michigan. It’s part of an eight-track recording entitled “Around 2 AM,” he describes as “arguably one of the most depressing records ever made.” The opening line was almost “the gun disappears …”. CBS was originally intended to play songs after the Super Bowl.
Instead, it became equipment at the end of the Men’s Basketball Tournament (ESPN will play the video along with other music after airing the Women’s College Hoop Championship). Winners see their “One Shining Moment” in the arena while millions of people are watching at home.
Barrett says he encountered Mateen Cleaves at the airport a few years after Point Guard helped Michigan State University win the 2000 title.
Cleeve explained how children hooped in church in his hometown of Flint.
“After everyone left, he sat there, sang“ One Shining Moment ”and worked on the game,” says Barrett. “It really impressed me.”
You are a shooting star
Colorado security guard McKinley Wright IV said the montage “always gives flashbacks and chills.” Especially if you find fellow Tyus Jones screaming at 3 points later in Duke’s final victory in 2015.
Is it important if Wright comes out in the Monday version?
“Of course,” he says. “That is, if there’s something there someday to show to the kids, it makes a lot of sense.”
Or, as Hartford guard Tracy Carter explains, making a cut means “you’re solidified as a legend.”
And every year, no one knows how hard you worked
West Virginia Security Guard Miles McBride is familiar with Vallette’s songs. He hears it countless times-not only in his ears, but also between his ears.
“All the kids in the backyard,” says McBride. “The dream of the last shot on the buzzer … and I just hear the song repeat in my head over and over again.”
But now it shows
CBS Executive Producer Harold Bryant admits that the song, written in 1986, is “not the most modern song”, but the key to its appeal is “to bring out these memories and emotions.” I think.
The video is primarily edited by three people on the network, with snippet suggestions from others and is an ongoing work.
“You build it during the tournament process,” says Bryant. “If you try to wait until last week, you’ll be scrambling.”
What is his favorite moment?
“Piccolo player crying on the stand (2015). It was a shot that sticks out to me,” he says. “Or, I always have small children.”
With few fans and no student bands or cheerleaders, he says this year is “a little more challenging.”
Still, this feeling from coach Shaka Smart, who took VCU to the 2011 Final Four and recently left Texas for Marquette, is true. “I don’t want to end the song because the season ends when the song ends.”
One glorious moment, it’s all online
In 1997, Josh Pastner won the title as a freshman on the Arizona team and was central to summarizing the highs and lows of the year.
Pastorers themselves did not play a central role.
“We don’t have to tell anyone, but I’ve never participated in the game,” says the Georgia Institute of Technology coach now. “But after winning, I jumped on the sideline and ran around like a crazy man.”
So, in a sense, he got his “moment.”
“If you play basketball and you’re in high school or junior high school, you grow into that song,” he says.
One shining moment, freezing over time
Sometimes it’s a victory that gives people their “one shining moment.”
Sometimes it’s a loss.
In any case, it’s thrilling to know that your team is alive through the popular videos.
Paddugard’s Eric Hunter Jr. loved seeing boilermakers gain screen time two years ago, thanks to Sweet 16’s victory in Tennessee and the defeat of champion overtime against Virginia. ..
“You know some of those moments are in the video, and it’s a bit cool to see yourself,” said Hunter.
Did you go looking for it?
“Oh, yes, sure. I definitely did,” said Hunter. “Paused. Screenshot.”