Hard to believe it’s been 31 years since the Miracle on Ice. I was 13 years old and I remember the game wasn’t even aired live on TV — it was tape delayed — I watched it later in the afternoon. I suppose it was a given that the Russians would put the US through a wood chipper so there was no network clamor to air it live. But Russia’s easy win wasn’t to be, and the US won 4-3.
Legend has it that White House aides had tie Jimmy Carter to a chair to keep him from calling Leonid Brezhnev to apologize for the US victory.
Here’s the final minute of what for my money is the greatest moment in sports history: