One Sh!tty Moment: An Ode to Busted Brackets and a Weak Tourney

    
April 8th, 2009
After the championship game, CBS once again followed tradition and showed a montage of tourney clips set to the cheasiest song ever written - "One Shining Moment." The lyrics are below.

For all of you who, like me, had their brackets destroyed well before the big game, I have provided a slightly different set of lyrics. Interspersed within "One Shining Moment" are the words to my song, in parentheses - "One Sh!tty Moment". Hope you enjoy.

The ball is tipped
(Your brackets are ripped)
and there you are
(Worst year by far)
you're running for your life
(You're looking for a knife)
you're a shooting star
(To kill ‘Nova's star.)

And all the years
(All those fears)
no one knows
(Of Lawson's toes)
just how hard you worked
(And the Sooners lurked)
but now it shows...
(Now you feel hosed)

IN ONE SHINING MOMENT,
(In One Sh!tty Moment)
IT'S ALL ON THE LINE
(Marquette Crossed The line)
ONE SHINING MOMENT,
(One Sh!tty Moment)
THERE FROZEN IN TIME
(Pitt - Ran Out Of Time)

But time is short
(Damn Zags went length of court)
and the road is long
(for another pick you got wrong)
in the blinking of an eye
(BC stinking- oh God why?!)
ah that moment's gone
(Wife then yells "Shut TV - tend to lawn.")

And when it's done
(Hope it was fun)
win or lose
(picking Syracuse)
you always did your best
(You knew they had no rest)
cuz inside you knew...
(Well, you got screwed)

THAT ONE SHINING MOMENT,
(One Sh!tty Moment)
YOU REACHED DEEP INSIDE
(Siena's Shots Went Wide)
ONE SHINING MOMENT,
(One Sh!tty Moment)
YOU KNEW YOU WERE ALIVE
(You Knew - Wake Took A Dive)

Feel the beat of your heart
(There's no beat of your heart.)
feel the wind in your face
(There's no blood in your face)
it's more than a contest
(Don't look your greatest)
it's more than a race...
(more like a corpse on Cold Case)

And when it's done
(Yup you're done)
win or lose
(Go grab your booze)
you always did your best
(went 0 for the West)
cuz inside you knew...
(Cuz Memphis blew)

THAT ONE SHINING MOMENT,
(That One Sh!tty Moment)
YOU REACHED FOR THE SKY
(You Just Want To Cry)
ONE SHINING MOMENT,
(One Sh!tty Moment)
YOU WERE WILLING TO TRY
(Worse - Than A Boeheim Sigh)

Take it easy,
Dave