22 February 1980: Miracle on Ice

I still get the shivers watching this, even after all these years.

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6 Responses to 22 February 1980: Miracle on Ice

  1. Ellen says:

    You aren’t the only one. The movie about it – Miracle is very good too.

  2. bobbird says:

    Gary Ross, a NoDak & Bemidji State hockey star, was a member of the 1976 team which just missed a Bronze Medal. He was the last defenseman cut by Herb Brooks. Herb told him to play in the minors in case one of the 6 D’s got injured. Gary said he would just as soon skip it, not liking (and hoping?) for someone to get injured, and that he was grateful to have had his Olympic experience. Without regret, the All-American keeps his sense of humor: “I tell people that if I had been on the 1980 team, we would have had a real good chance of winning the Silver.”

  3. acardnal says:

    Let’s not forget the dramatic win on this date last year (2018) when the Women’s Olympic Hockey Team beat their archrivals, the Canadians, for Olympic Gold in a shootout! USA’s last gold medal was 1998.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoSWvxeBiWc

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    According to Marx and Engels, this triumph of the Imperialist Running Dogs over Glorious Soviet Paradise should not have happened.

    Though, Soviet propagandists may have avoided the Gulag by noticing that the Soviet team was professional and the US team was amateur. Thus, this game ended with the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. So…this defeat at the Olympics was actually a Glorious Victory for Communism. Comrades! Forward with Greater Production of Tractors and Cement!

  5. hilltop says:

    My heavens???
    Thank you, Father!
    What a time. Triumph of Good over Evil.
    David decapitated Goliath and held the head aloft for the World to see.
    Briefly, the errors of Russia ceased to be spread – if only for a moment.

  6. Diane says:

    Darn, couldn’t see it. Looks like it was removed.