Back in 1987, as the Hoosiers were poised to make their national championship run, Evansville’s own 96 STO aired a song recorded by Furry Head and the Favorites called Stevie Shoot a Three Pointer. I only heard it a few times on the radio, but I never forgot it. And ever since I wrote about this song some eight years ago, I’ve been on a mission to find a digital copy of this song online.
I haven’t been able to find one.
I did find a copy once. But it disappeared soon after that. Even the Wayback Machine couldn’t help. So my mission has resumed. I know a lot of people have stumbled upon my blog, looking for Stevie Shoot a Three Pointer. And I don’t blame them. Because it’s probably the best parody song ever. I don’t want to disappoint anyone. So I’m on my mission again.
I’ve even emailed and tweeted the fine folks at 96 STO to see if they can be any help.
There’s been a spike in traffic to my site. I guess you could call it a March Madness spike? I don’t know what to call it. It should probably be something catchy because it happens every year during the NCAA tournament. This year, however, saw a much larger increase in traffic to posts about one topic in particular. It’s probably because of UCLA’s return to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008. During the month of March, people stumble upon my blog because of this song:
Stevie Shoot a Three Pointer
Apparently I’m not the only person who remembers this song. I’m not the only one who loved this song. I’m not the only one who wants to hear the song again. Because a lot of people searched for it this March.
It used to be online. I even linked to it. But now it has disappeared. I’m sorry if you’ve stumbled upon my blog in an effort to find the song. I’ll do what I can to find another copy of it. And when I do, I’ll be sure to share it again for all the world to hear when they start searching for it again next March.
After last night’s bracket-busting loss, this post might be more like pouring salt in people’s wounds, but I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head all week. And I don’t care that it screwed up my bracket. I really didn’t think my Final Four picks would happen, but the dream was fun while it lasted.
I like to think that I had a hand in getting Stevie Shoot a Three-Pointer online for the world to hear online. At the end of a post where I discussed Knight throwing the chair and how they should name the bench after him, I asked this question:
On a somewhat related note, does anyone remember a song that was played on the radio during IU’s 1987 tournament run that had the line, “Come on, Bobby Knight, throw some chairs tonight. And Stevie, shoot a three-pointer!”? I’ve looked all over for a recording of that.
Spoon replied in the comments. He had a copy. A few days later, I discovered this….
You’re welcome, Internet.
Oh. And pay no attention to those timestamps that say my conversation with Spoon happened in 2010 and this video was posted in 2008. Don’t bother me with small details like that. 😉
We have a family tradition of the kids participating in a bracket challenge every year. I’ve tried to share their picks with y’all. This year’s no different. You might discover a little bit of a trend among the majority of the family. We aren’t biased.
Indiana defeats Louisville in the Championship Game
Indiana over Louisville for the National Championship
Oklahoma (which she pronounces “Obama”)
Montana has an amazing run and defeats St. Louis to win the National Championship by a score of 5-3.
I decided this year to just pick the Final Four that I’d like to see. I went with three teams with strong coaching connections to Indiana:
New Mexico (Steve Alford)
St. Louis (Jimmy Crews)
Kansas – I rounded it out with a team that IU should have beaten in the tournament 20 years ago. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Or something like that.
The Championship Game ends with Indiana over St. Louis
I know. I’m biased. And that’s OK. Do I think this Final Four will happen? Probably not. Do I think it would be cool if it happened? Absolutely!
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting tool this year called the Blindfold Brackets. They take away the names of each team and have you pick based off of the team’s resume. I did it after doing my “real” bracket. The results were quite interesting. The Elite Eight is almost identical.
What are YOUR picks this year? Who are YOU rooting for?