I know, I know, another article about a historic event, but hey its almost been 37 years since the United States smacked around the USSR in Lake Placid. Coach Herb Brooks and his squad were sensational enough on February 22, 1980 to beat the defending champion USSR team and earn a shot to win a gold medal. On top of that, they even decided to make a movie out of it which is one of my all time favorites. I get to watch it again, and again, and again, and again (you'll understand my humor if you actually decided to watch the movie and have feel good moment except when the entire team is puking during suicides but that is totally behind the point). Herb Brooks and his crazy conditioning methods remind me of the good old days, except I can barely skate on ice let alone run the length of the floor several times. Also, Al Michaels had one of the best one piece suits in the business during that game, I'm not entirely sure what NBC was thinking but hey they attracted tons of viewers.
Al looks suave don't you think? But hey it was the 1980s and blue sweaters with black lining were in style, especially in upstate New York. Either way we will never forget Miracle, and Al Michael's crazy looking sweater, on Ice for all of its glory and celebration.