The greatest sports moment in US history. I love this. A bunch of college boys beating the best professional team in the world. A team that was so hardly trained and skilled, no team in the world ever matched them. Not even a professional Canadian team could beat them. A Russian team that beat a future Hall of Fame NHL All Star team 6-0 in a game. It was an Olympic game they were suppose to lose 10-0 if the Russians took ease on them. Knowing their coach, he would've pushed the score higher being it was the Americans and he wanted to make a hockey point and political point in front of the world. The United States send out a bunch of college kids to face the professional Red Russian Machine. College kids at home represented freedom vs communism. All the kids knew were not be to embarrassed at home in the Olympics. A bronze medal was a fairy tale that year. Herb Brooks was put to lead them. One of the nastiest and unfriendliest coaches ever but one of the greatest coaching moves in hockey or sports in my opinion. I can't even imagine what those kids thought going into that game. You hear them as older men today, but man, I can only imagine rubber walking your skates on the way to the rink and then hitting and cutting the ice against that Russian team on the other side warming up. It must've been nerve-racking. Then to be IN THE GAME halfway through. To be that young and on an amateur level and have that moment of, "Holy shit, we can beat this team!" As time goes by and the Olympics go by year after year, the Miracle on Ice will be forever etched in history as the impossible moment. The reason the Olympics were created in a way. As great and hardworking those kids were in that game busting their rear-ends for every puck and working to make every hit and shot count, Herb Brooks was a genius in the locker room and behind the bench with those kids. I think one of the greatest things is many people think that was the game that won the gold and it wasn't. They had to beat Finland to win the Gold and Herb Brooks. After trailing 2-1 with a period to go, Herb Brooks told those young boys that they just beat Russia and......"If you lose this game, you'll take it to your fucking graves....your fucking graves!" U.S. came back to win 4-2 and the gold medal. A team that was not even suppose to medal. The boys today... Herb Brooks.... "You can't be common, the common man goes nowhere. You have to be uncommon." "The legs feed the wolf" "The name on the front of the jersey is a hell of a lot more important than the name on the back" "Great moments are born from great opportunity" "You were born to be a hockey player"