Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Countless Shining Moments in 75 Years!! It's BACK!

    It's that time of the year again.  It fills the senses.  In fact, you don't even have to be a basketball fan to be attracted to it.  And if 'your' team is actually involved...OH takes on a life all its own.
    I'm not sure where the term 'March Madness' came from; but I know where it started in my life.  My earliest memories were emotional ones tied to the then 'Memphis State' Tigers.  I remember being mesmerized; in front of our B/W television...watching Larry Finch, Ronnie Robinson, and Larry Kenon do all they could to stop Bill Walton and the mighty UCLA Bruins. It was tied at 39 at halftime; but it wasn't to be.  I also remember crying myself to sleep that night...a child of 11 years old...too heartbroken to realize that I had just witnessed one of the most remarkable individual single game performances in NCAA tournament history.
   That's where it all began for me....there have been many Shining Moments in March since then.  I intend to tell you all about them; the defensive stands, the incredible swings of momentum, the last second miracles...the way I remember  them...over the next 25 days. I will share my heart about 'the tournament' as it unfolds; from Selection Sunday to the final coronation here at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta!  Bookmark this spot and come back everyday and relive some of those special memories with me...and let's make some new ones together...
   I leave you tonight with a short explanation of what IT is....One Shining Moment!
Let the' Madness' Begin:

The ball is tipped
and there you are
you're running for your life
you're a shooting star
And all the years
no one knows
just how hard you worked
but now it shows...
(in) One Shining Moment, it's all on the line
One Shining Moment, there frozen in time

But time is short
and the road is long
in the blinking of an eye
ah that moment's gone
And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) One Shining Moment, you reached deep inside
One Shining Moment, you knew you were alive

Feel the beat of your heart
feel the wind in your face
it's more than a contest
it's more than a race...

And when it's done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew...
(that) One Shining Moment, you reached for the sky
One Shining Moment, you knew
One Shining Moment, you were willing to try
One Shining Moment, you knew
One Shining Moment...
Songwriter(s):David Goodloe Barrett
Copyright:Hodges Song Supply
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