Thirty-Three Years Ago Tonight, The Miracle On Ice
For those of us who were lucky enough to be around to see it unfold live, this is an unforgettable moment:
I still remember watching this game, by the time it was over I had cheered so much that I didn’t have much of a voice the next morning. And I wasn’t even a hockey fan at the time. It wasn’t the Gold Medal game in 1980, but it quickly became the most anticipated and hyped event of the entire 1980 Winter Olympics. Just thirteen days before this game, the Soviet team had beaten Team USA in a exhibition game at Madison Square Garden by a score of 10-3. But, when this final match was set to determine who who face
Sweden Finland in the final match, everything seemed to change.
In some ways, it seemed like this victory served as some kind of psychological boost for the entire nation that led us into the 1980’s.