This evening is the 30th Anniversary of the U. S. Olympic hockey team defeating the U. S. S. R. in the Olympics. This is one of those events that is seared into my brain. Many sports experts consider this the most stunning sports event of the 20th Century. The average age of the team was 21 ... I turned 21 a month later. The sight of these nobodies taking down a virtual sports machine was one of the most incredible things I've ever seen. As the movie "Miracle" relates so well, the larger social context of what was happening in the world greatly accentuated the event. Watching them come from behind to defeat Finland for the gold was the icing on the cake. What are your memories of the miracle on Ice?
With the exception of one noticeable error (no professional players were allowed to play in the Olympics until the 1980s) the clip below is a nice tribute.