“One Shining Moment” — the montage that has closed every March Madness since 1987 — is a beautiful thing. But too many of these “One Shining Moments” end with Duke or Kansas or Kentucky winning. And unless you’re a fan of Duke or Kansas or Kentucky, why would you ever want to watch them win a title? March is about the grinders, small-timers, folk heroes and teams of destiny getting their big moment in the sun.
So we’ve created a supercut of every “One Shining Moment,” 26 years in all. But we’ve skipped the times Goliath beat David. Below, you can enjoy the finest chills that the last three decades have to offer without watching Coach K or John Calipari lift a single trophy.
- Three major U.S. airlines — Delta, American, and United — have banned the transport of big game trophies after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- On August 4th, 2011, the death of Mark Duggan — an unarmed black man — at the hands of police officers in north London sparked nationwide riots.
- Two people were killed and at least 22 injured after a circus tent collapsed amid stormy weather Monday evening in New Hampshire.