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3refs BS: 'The Miracle on Ice' 30yrs later (15) BS: 'The Miracle on Ice' 30yrs later 21 Feb 10

30th Anniversary tomorrow!
"Rag tag bunch of mostly teenaged amateurs, barely together a few months and playing a sport invented and perfected elsewhere, take on the most polished, professional and unbeatable team in the history of international hockey, and win it. In exhibitions that year, Soviet club teams had gone 5𣛧 against National Hockey League teams, and a year earlier the Soviet national team had defeated the NHL All-Stars 60 to win the Challenge Cup. The Soviet and American teams were natural rivals due to the decades-old Cold War. In the final seconds of the game the crowd began to count down the seconds left. Sportscaster Al Michaels, who was calling the game on ABC along with former Montreal Canadians goalie Ken Dryden, picked up on the countdown in his broadcast, and delivered his famous call "匛leven seconds, you've got ten seconds, the countdown going on right now! Morrow, up to Silk協ive seconds left in the game匘o you believe in miracles? Yes!" US won the game 4-3. This victory was voted the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century by Sports Illustrated."
Up here in Canada, most who where around at the time look to the 72 Summit Series. The big difference being it was 8 games long. The first 4 being almost an embarrassment for us, with the next 4 being as close as you can get to war on ice.
If I could only watch one game, it would be "The Miracle"(just sneak in a bit of Clarke's stick work and Henderson's goal.

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