On Monday night, either North Carolina or Gonzaga will win the national championship. A short time later, a senior on the winning team will get a small keepsake from Jim Nantz, the CBS play-by-play man who calls the title game each year: his necktie.
Last year’s recipient was Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono, who made Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys the play to set up Kris Jenkins’s buzzer-beating triple against North Carolina. Confirmed past honorees include Florida’s Corey Brewer (2006, though he wasn’t a senior) and Duke’s Quinn Cook (2015).
Here’s Nantz explaining, after last year’s game, why he bequeaths his tie to a senior on every national championship team (Arcidiacono, in that case):
Most golfers with a large cushion will play a conservative game in order to secure victory. Tiger either didn’t do that or he was just so good at the time, he didn’t need to. Either way, his back nine on Sunday put an exclamation point on his historic win. He made birdies on 11, 13, and 14. The gas pedal was down and it wouldn’t let up until Nick Faldo slipped that green jacket over his shoulders.
In the past few years, it has become fashionable to criticize Tiger for bulking up too much. Sure he’s ripped now, but that’s not the point. Back in 1997, Tiger looked like he was 155 pounds. He still blasted it some 23 yards, on average, farther than the second longest hitter in the field. His power was Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys derived from unbelievable club head speed and it wasn’t because he was working out like a madman.