Since the game went late (and let's face it, nobody wants to watch Duke celebrate), many of you may have missed CBS' iconic "One Shining Momnent" montage. Or maybe you'd just like to watch it again. Whatever the case, you can click here to check it out.
Elsewhere on this site we've called "One Shining Moment" some not-nice names, and it's really true. The song, itself, is pretty ridiculous. And that's why my biggest complaint about this year's video is that there was far too much Jennifer Hudson. It's not about the stupid song, CBS. We get it; There was a new singer this year. No need to remind us by cutting away from the highlights every fifteen seconds to show Hudson singing in a recording booth.
That, and there should have been more highlights of Xavier and Kansas State, still the most memorable game of the tournament. And more from Ohio and Northern Iowa, who pulled off the two biggest upsets of the year. But enough nitpicking of some poor editor that's been working for a month straight on tournament coverage.
Conceptually, the montage is still pretty awesome for anyone that likes college basketball, and this year delivered the goods just like all the others. Even with the cheesy lyrics and cut-aways to a bloated Jennifer Hudson, it's impossible not to love this stuff. It's the tournament in three melodramatic minutes, prompting even the cynics among us to get a little sentimental. Right?
If nothing else, it's why I hope CBS keeps the Tournament.
(But for the record, any sports montage NOT scored to Explosions in the Sky had better have a damn good reason.)