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36 years ago today, we all believed in miracles

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

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  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Did you miss the 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 year anniversaries of this event?
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  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Last greatest sporting event not aired live.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    With all due respect to my esteemed sj.com members, but I swear some of you are like Rainman. We go over the same things year after year.

    Judge Wapner at 5:00.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    And every time you watch it you remember why sports fans of my generation always remember 2/22/80. The greatest upset in sports history. Some things are worth revisiting every single year.
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  6. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    What percentage of "fans" think this won gold and don't realize there was another game.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It's all been downhill since Larry Bird's back went out.
  8. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    My favourite Herb Brooks quote:

    "You guys are playing worse and worse every day, and right now you're playing like it's next Tuesday."
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  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I don't know how many times I've watched that, but watching it just now gave me goosebumps again. There just aren't many clips that can keep doing that after hundreds of times.

    I still remember it all. I had driven 50-some miles to a college town (one that I would be attending in the fall) to visit a high school flame. Heard the result in the dorm hallway and had to go find a good TV to watch the telecast that was still to come.
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  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Except for the Olympics, which are routinely broadcast on tape-delay.

    CBC carried the US-USSR game live so those of us with access to Canadian channels saw it in real time.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    How did your old high school flame feel about you traveling 50-some miles to watch a hockey game instead of seeing her?
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Greatest moment in U.S. sports history that will never be surpassed, even if the Cubs somehow win the World Series.

    And a testament to how great Al Michaels is.

    And, yes, "great" Olympic moments are always on delay here thanks to Nothing But Commercials.
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