The greatest moment in the history of the Winter Olympics happened on this day back in 1980. I think you know what I’m taking you back to…
Now the man who made that perfect sports call.
When the underdog Americans took down the (seemingly) invincible Soviet Union 4-3 at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, that became one of those special sports moments that transcended hockey and even the Olympics. That victory was sublime for a myriad of reasons and it remains a sublime and unforgettable achievement.
The Olympics (winter and summer) means more than some may realize. It’s not just a couple weeks of entertaining TV starring world-class athletes from all around the world. An athlete can train for a lifetime for one shot/one game/one race, etc. And as someone who competed in Junior Olympics and AAU track meets in my younger days, that Olympic moment can change your life in ways you can never imagine in competition and in life outside competition.
In that spirit, let’s bring that same “Miracle on Ice” passion to cheering on our fellow Americans in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, as well as into our daily lives.
Happy Throwback Thursday & USA-USA-USA!