FACE-OFF: Is “one shining moment” better than the national championship game?


Ariy-El Boynton And Travis Kriens


In every other competition, I would say the song after is a total of waste-of-time. Although the NCAA tourney is so special that I must make an exception. The national championship only showcases two teams, while the “one shining moment” gives love to all who put on a jersey and showcased an emotion. Check out this lyric: “And when it’s done,?win or lose,?you always did your best ?’cause inside you knew… ?(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED DEEP INSIDE.?ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE ALIVE.” Jim Nantz considers the song “to be the anthem to our (CBS) coverage of the NCAA tournament.” In 20 years, no one will remember who won, but one shining moment will be forever showcased on YouTube!


The National Championship game is way more important then the song at the end of the broadcast. For starters, without the games, there is no highlight video to accompany the song. “One Shining Moment” is not the typical sports song. It is more of a sappy love song then the normal rock music some athletes use to pump themselves up. I never got the fascination with the song in the first place. While it puts a cap on the season, the last thing I want to hear is a slow song. I want to hear a song that makes you want to get up and celebrate your favorite team winning a National Title.