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Not the greatest moment in terms of achievement, but greatest moment for
the neutral audience!
Really winning via 4 guys falling, greatest moment in Olympic
history….gimme a break
Technically speaking the Soviet players were not professionals. They were
not officially paid to play hockey, they were all in the Soviet army and
paid that way.
The Soviets were unbeaten in International Competition for 20 years
straight. They were amateur hockey players in name only and the United
States wasn’t even projected to medal in 1980. Then factor in the politics
of the cold war.
Imagine a team of college football players from Canada beating an NFL
all-star team for the world championship.
It just got really dusty in here.
Back then, the US wasn’t aloud to send their professionals, and the Soviet
Union was, so they dominated nearly every International hockey competition
since 1960. Basically every player on the ice you see for team USA were
amateur/collegiate players, while all the Soviet players were
professionals. That’s basically why it’s called the “Miracle on Ice”
i dont get it, why is it such a “miracle”? , no offence im just not really
a hockey fan.
There you go Sir,you see , you have a different idea on the greatest
Olimpic moment. This is what I wanted to reflect
Forgive me but I wasnt being rude at all, I mentioned that for an American
it must have been emotional, but for the rest of the world it was not the
greatest moment in world sports. Your problem is that yiou think the USA is
the world and it is not , So really the rest of the World doesnt really
this still makes me sick to my stomach.
Whenever people makes comments to me about the youth of our nation not
being worth anything, I refer them to this.
i will show you how great i am
the 13 dislikes are Russians
USA USA USA USA USA USA
There is no need to be rude- this was bigger than one country, this was the
triumph of an ideal, and that transcends borders. I’m sorry that you can’t
appreciate this for its beauty. Everyone can at least enjoy the victory of
The rest of the world thinks that the greatest moment in Olympic history
was when Steven Bradbury won gold in short track speed skating in Salt Lake
Of you are American I imagine that is true. But the rest of the world
doesnt really give a shit.
The Soviets didn’t have a clue of what to do? They look dumbfouned, didn”t
When this was going on, just about everyone was convinced the Sovirets were
going to tie this game. Can you imagine if this was a OT game?!?!?!
Hey Brianca 1970…you spelt definitely wrong
I played a hockey tournament on that very rink in lake placid smoothest ice
11:20 nuff said DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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