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    A Reminder of What We Can Be

    This is the story from 1980 when the US Olympic Men's Hockey Team was named SI's Sportsmen of the Year.
    I *think* I still have this issue in my archives some place.
    This article has always given me chills.
    I hope you enjoy it.

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1124069/index.htm

    [size=12pt]A Reminder of What We Can Be[/size]
    E.M. Swift
    December 22, 1980

    At a time when international tensions and domestic frustrations had dampened traditional American optimism, the underdog U.S. Olympic hockey team gave the entire nation a lift by defeating the world's top team, the Soviets, and ultimately winning the gold medal. Those youngsters did so by means of the old-fashioned American work ethic, which some people feared was disappearing from the land
    =Z=

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    Hehe,

    Remember the year the US had a good a hockey team?

    Canada is and always be the best in the world!


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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Hehe,

    Remember the year the US had a good a hockey team?

    Canada is and always be the best in the world!
    At one sport...wow.

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Hehe,

    Remember the year the US had a good a hockey team?

    Canada is and always be the best in the world!
    At one sport...wow.
    Don't forget curling!

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Hehe,

    Remember the year the US had a good a hockey team?

    Canada is and always be the best in the world!
    At one sport...wow.
    Don't forget curling!

    =Z=
    And indoor lacrosse.

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "The" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Hehe,

    Remember the year the US had a good a hockey team?

    Canada is and always be the best in the world!
    At one sport...wow.
    Don't forget curling!

    =Z=
    And indoor lacrosse.
    And competitive Bacon making..............

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "Schutz" wrote:
    "The" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Hehe,

    Remember the year the US had a good a hockey team?

    Canada is and always be the best in the world!
    At one sport...wow.
    Don't forget curling!

    =Z=
    And indoor lacrosse.
    And competitive Bacon making..............
    No fucking way. I will personally beat any national team at that sport all by myself, and I am not from Canada.

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "Zeus" wrote:
    This is the story from 1980 when the US Olympic Men's Hockey Team was named SI's Sportsmen of the Year.
    I *think* I still have this issue in my archives some place.
    This article has always given me chills.
    I hope you enjoy it.

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1124069/index.htm

    [size=12pt]A Reminder of What We Can Be[/size]
    E.M. Swift
    December 22, 1980

    At a time when international tensions and domestic frustrations had dampened traditional American optimism, the underdog U.S. Olympic hockey team gave the entire nation a lift by defeating the world's top team, the Soviets, and ultimately winning the gold medal. Those youngsters did so by means of the old-fashioned American work ethic, which some people feared was disappearing from the land
    =Z=
    And most of those U.S. players were from Minnesota... my boss went to school with a few of them..
    This team was the basis for the move The Miracle, correct? I've owned that move for probably 6-8 months and havn't seen it yet...
    :-X


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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    This is the story from 1980 when the US Olympic Men's Hockey Team was named SI's Sportsmen of the Year.
    I *think* I still have this issue in my archives some place.
    This article has always given me chills.
    I hope you enjoy it.

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1124069/index.htm

    [size=12pt]A Reminder of What We Can Be[/size]
    E.M. Swift
    December 22, 1980

    At a time when international tensions and domestic frustrations had dampened traditional American optimism, the underdog U.S. Olympic hockey team gave the entire nation a lift by defeating the world's top team, the Soviets, and ultimately winning the gold medal. Those youngsters did so by means of the old-fashioned American work ethic, which some people feared was disappearing from the land
    =Z=
    And most of those U.S. players were from Minnesota... my boss went to school with a few of them..
    This team was the basis for the move The Miracle, correct? I've owned that move for probably 6-8 months and havn't seen it yet...
    :-X
    Great movie, I watched it again a couple of weeks ago.

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

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    [quote author=ItalianStallion link=topic=43570.msg747299#msg747299 date=1206538699]
    Hehe,

    Remember the year the US had a good a hockey team?

    Canada is and always be the best in the world!
    At one sport...wow.
    Don't forget curling!

    =Z=
    And indoor lacrosse.
    And competitive Bacon making..............
    No fucking way. I will personally beat any national team at that sport all by myself, and I am not from Canada.
    [/quote]

    Psshh with your girly american bacon.

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