Friday, February 22, 2008

Blast From the Past - Anniversary of the Miracle on Ice

Where were you in 1980? Do you remember when Al Michaels called the greatest Olympic hockey game on t.v. against the Russians. Do you Believe in Miracles? I have and I do!

As a Hockey player I knew the importance of the game. A number of years earlier in school I actually got to wear Coach Jack Riley's medal he won as the US coach that had last beaten the Russians in the 1960 Olympics.

Today, is the 28th anniversary of the U.S. hockey team's Miracle on Ice in one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeated the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York.



God Bless the Late Coach Herb Brooks and his team. They gave our country one of the greatest sports moments just when we needed it.

10 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

I was one when that happened, so I can't remember it. lol I do remember reading about it and it was amazing.

Anonymous said...

It brought tears to my eyes just reliving that great moment once again. Thanks for the memories!
MiMi

Anonymous said...

It brought tears to my eyes just reliving that great moment once again. Thanks for the memories!
MiMi

Anonymous said...

It brought tears to my eyes just reliving that great moment once again. Thanks for the memories!
MiMi

Anonymous said...

kind of like the Redsox winning the world series after 86 years of heart break and failure. "Can you believe that". Then they did it again 2 years later. How about the Patriots going 18 and 0 in the regular season and the play offs just to get beat by the Giants in the super bowl. That brought tears to my eyes. Or how about what is going to happen in the future, This country will elect either the first woman president or first black American president in the history of the United States. Now that would be progress. Enough of the bloated fat white rich pigs ruining this country.

Nap Warden said...

Busy Dad, I just caught the movie Miracle last week...Loved it! What a great tribute to an awesome moment in sports:)

Chris in Oxford said...

I only vaguely remember that - I was only 9 (he says smugly). But I know what a big deal it was for our country - we were kind of in the midst of a national malaise and that win over the Soviets started the rise out of that malaise.

Bradley's Mom said...

WOW!!! Did that bring back GREAT memories!

Thank you so much for posting that!!

Linda

The Egel Nest said...

I can't believe that was so long ago...omg...

Al Michaels put the perfect words to an unbelievable moment...great stuff!


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Rambling Canuck said...

Excellent post. This represents one of the finest moments in sports history. I can never get enough of this story.

BTW: came here via chrisdellavedova.