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30 Years ago today (Lake Placid)

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 07:27 am
They call it The Miracle on Ice, and it involved a buncha dudes I went to school with (but didn't know -- BU's a really big university): Mike Eruzione, Dave Silk, Jim Craig and Jack O'Callahan. Plus a buncha dudes from Minnesota (where Coach Herb Brooks did his thing before the Olympics).

Pics here.

Here's more on the story.

http://blog.mortgagemarketinggenius.com/images/2008/08/25/1980hockey.jpg

Yeah, it's got the Defeat of Godless Communism angle to it. But it's also a great hockey game (and not even the final championship round -- the US had two more games to win after this one). Do you remember it?
 
George
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 07:42 am
Oh yeah. Screamed my lungs out.

It's hard to remember now what it was like for a bunch of college players to
beat the formidable USSR hockey machine. I would have been content to
see them score more than one on Tretiak.
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JPB
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 08:09 am
30 years ago?!?!?!

wow

yep, I remember it as if it was yesterday.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 08:34 am
@jespah,
And last night the USW beat the GODLESS CANADIANS.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 08:39 am
@farmerman,
The US has "grinders". Grinders win Stanley Cups.
George
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 08:55 am
@panzade,
But canines win the Iditarod.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 09:08 am
@George,
http://www.nordichuskyfarm.com/productimages/badgerworks-Dog-sled-crossing.jpg
George
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 09:47 am
@panzade,
Which brings us to the question:
Why isn't dogsledding in the Winter Olympics?

But to return to topic. Mike Eruzione is a local guy. Well, local to my Orient
Heights - Winthrop - Beachmont stomping grounds of yore. I saw him again
at my cousin's daughter's wedding. He does motivational speaking these days
using the Miracle on Ice as his primary "you can do it" example.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 10:58 am
@George,
Brian Rafalski is this years Eruzione...a grinder
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