So…30 years ago today, a miracle happened on the ice. During the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team defeated Russia (which wasn’t easy to do, considering they’d been practically unbeatable for what seemed like a million years.) And not only did they defeat Russia, they went on to win the Gold Medal. It was a huge deal—and most people still refer to it as one of the greatest moments in the history of sports. (in 2004, they even made a movie about it, called Miracle!)
Now…here we are, 30 years later, in the middle of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. And last night? The U.S. Men’s Hockey Team defeated Canada. Okay, so Canada might not seem so intimidating, but still…it’s Canada. They eat, sleep, and breathe hockey…and they don’t like losing. Which, again, is…kind of a big deal.
So what do you think, Bits and Bramblers? Can the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team keep up their momentum…and win the gold medal!? We’ll just have to root them on this Wednesday, when they’ll play the winner of the Switzerland vs. Belarus game Tuesday. Now…while I’m no great hockey expert, I think they stand a pretty good chance. And maybe they—actually, maybe all of us—should watch this for inspiration. Go U.S.A.!