This Final Four is the 25th anniversary of the CBS/NCAA Tournament tradition of a video highlight package at the end of the championship game, and CBS has announced that they are going back to the late Luther Vandross as the voice of "One Shining Moment".
Four versions of the have been used over the years: songwriter David Barrett, Teddy Pendergrass, Vandross, and last year Jennifer Hudson.
Luther Vandross was the voice of "One Shining Moment" from 2003-2009.
Somewhere Vandross no doubt is celebrating with a celestial "Luther Burger." What is a Luther Burger? It is a caloric mountain of grease that was one of the late singers' favorite snacks.
The Luther Burger consist of two Krispy Kreme doughnuts, 4 slices of bacon, two 1/4 pound beef patties.
The legend of the Luther Burger begins at Mulligan's Bar & Grill in Decatur, GA. The story goes that they ran out of buns one day and just started to use Krispy Kremes. One version of the story has Vandross suggesting the use of the doughnuts, and it was named after him. The burger is estimated to contain around 800 kilocalories -- or 3,300 calories. It will come as no surrpise that the burger has become a hit at State Fairs across the nation, including Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana and Arizona. I have not stumbled upon one in Dallas, but then again, I haven't gone looking for this gastric wonder.
Luther Vandross suffered a stroke just a few days after his version of the highlight package debuted in 2003. He died of a heart attack in 2005, but his intitial performance of "One Shining Moment," will always be a reminder of a great moment in time for Longhorn basketball