I have to admit that I’m not a fan of the NCAA Tournament tradition of playing “One Shining Moment” after the national championship game. I love the highlights and the tribute to the tournament. I just think the song is old, tired and goofy. With that said after Louisville took care of Michigan this year’s version is above. My suggestion is to play different songs every year to the highlights. I always thought Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” would be a great one. Any other suggestions?
You knew Saturday Night Live would do a parody of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Mike Rice abuse situation and you knew it would be hilarious. The skit starred Bridesmaid star Melissa McCarthy who was absolutely tremendous. Enjoy!
How can you not like this kid? Less than a week after he suffered a gruesome broken leg Louisville’s Kevin Ware appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to present The Top Ten list. Letterman interviewed him before where Ware says the injury was like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He then presented The Top Ten list which of course was very funny. The list starts at the 4:45 mark.
At halftime of Thursday night’s Utah basketball win over Oregon State, Ute football players took over the hardwood for a dunk contest. It appeared to be entertaining with a few decent dunks but overall it’s clear they’re better suited to playing with an oblong ball as opposed to a round one!
Something you don’t see and hear often. St. Louis University Billikens radio play-by-play man Bob Ramsey said a referee’s call was “cheap” during the broadcast of a game against VCU. Apparently the ref heard him and then confronted him while he was live on the air. Love the fact Ramsey essentially dismissed him.
Just hours before BYU senior walk-on Craig Cusick was to start against Utah State Tuesday night he found out his father Randy had been diagnosed with cancer. He went out and understandably struggled. But with 0.2 seconds left he was in the right place, at the right time, rebounding a miss to deliver the game winning put-back. He celebrated and hopefully for a brief moment his father lying in a hospital bed was able to do the same.
Utah State Aggies trainer Mike Williams joined Gunther and Graham on 1320 KFAN Monday to talk about saving the life of basketball player Danny Berger. Williams explained what he did to revive Berger, what he was thinking and whether his heroics have set in yet. I have interviewed countless individuals over the years but this may have been the most important and touching one yet.
It was a great week of interviews last week on Gunther and Graham on 1320 KFAN. Here they all all are in one convenient post:
Reggie Dunn–Utah Utes All American Kick Returner: Dunn talked about his success as well as record breaking season and career. He also talked about what it was like growing up in Compton.
Gary Andersen–Utah State Aggies Football Coach: I think it’s safe to say this may be the most entertaining and unique coach interview you’ll hear across the country. Andersen also shared insight on bowl preparations for his opponent Toledo.
Tommy Connor–Utah Utes Assistant Basketball Coach: Connor shared his unique perspective as he played and coached under the late Rick Majerus.
Kerwynn Williams–Utah State Aggies Running Back: Williams talked about his great senior season and what the future is in store for the USU program.
Brady Poppinga–BYU, NFL Analyst and Dallas Cowboy: Poppinga share his insight on the BYU program and what it’s been like playing for the Cowboys.
Randy Foye–Utah Jazz Guard: Discussed how the team is progressing and his short-lived acting career:
When former Utah Utes basketball coach Rick Majerus passed away Saturday due to heart failure at the age of 64 many in the media shared their stories about the legendary coach. From a national perspective most wrote of his great basketball expertise to his quick wit and sense of humor. From a Utah perspective the stories ranged from his basketball genius but also acknowledged the issues that eventually led him to leaving the Ute program.
Few have the perspective of Utah assistant coach Tommy Connor who both played and served on the bench with Majerus. Connor joined Gunther and Graham Monday afternoon on 1320 KFAN to share some of his stories of his former coach. Maybe he summed it up best calling Majerus an “enigma.”