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Time erases all.....

January 02, 2024 10:44PM
This one - - "Miracle", time is going to have to work overtime to erase. But...

You are right. Few today know the magnitude of that miracle... not all their fault, BTW. They don't know and have little place to learn those things you spelled out.

Even at the time few out here in Ca. were aware of what had occurred. Ice Hockey was not well known back then. I remember the night after the USA beat Russia, (Gold medal game was still to come) I attended our youth football leagues's winter meeting. At the end of the meeting, just before adjourning, I stood and said "How about a round of applause for our Olympic Hockey Team"..... few in the room had any idea what I was talking about... they had missed it. "MY GOD", I thought to myself.... to have missed that game?

But they soon learned! As you know they didn't show that game live... it was delayed. I had blocked ALL media that day so I wouldn't hear the result.... so I watched it 'delayed' but had no idea who had won the game. And then.... I HAVE to repeat this... probably 20th time I've told this on this board - -

I was an avid runner when that game took place. When I ran for time I was clocking around 5:15 for the mile. Between the 2nd and 3rd period, as soon as the 2nd period ended... I told myself, "If I can beat 5 minutes flat the USA will win the game"..... and I took off. I don't remember my exact time, but it was under 5 minutes.... I think 4:58? it was close. Then I settled in for that miracle 3rd period, and the greatest call in the history of sport by Al Michaels and Ken Dryden.

The movie is a staple in my family. All of us. We watch it at least once a year, as a family. I watch it.... 3 or 4 times per year. - JamesJM

  Wife and I watched "Miracle" AGAIN! Probably our 6-7th time??

Ramgator133January 02, 2024 04:07PM

  Re: Wife and I watched "Miracle" AGAIN! Probably our 6-7th time??

SeattleRam52January 02, 2024 08:30PM

  Time erases all.....

JamesJM45January 02, 2024 10:44PM

  I love the Narrative that Kurt Russell does at the end of Miracle.

Ramgator46January 03, 2024 01:50AM

  Yes, that was great... but my favorite line

JamesJM41January 04, 2024 10:03AM

  I thought about that as I watched.

Ramgator38January 04, 2024 11:57AM

  Yes, Cox....

JamesJM35January 04, 2024 12:19PM

  For some perspective..

canadaram37January 05, 2024 09:38AM

  Sorry for repeating this....

JamesJM27January 05, 2024 10:27AM

  I don’t recall seeing that story from you before.

canadaram31January 05, 2024 12:56PM

  Canada Cup

SeattleRam34January 05, 2024 01:58PM

  1987 was crazy.

canadaram19January 05, 2024 03:19PM

  when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

21Dog44January 05, 2024 04:42PM

  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

waterfield26January 05, 2024 07:11PM

  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

21Dog34January 06, 2024 06:11AM

  Interesting time of these Hockey posts....

JamesJM35January 06, 2024 07:54AM

  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

waterfield31January 06, 2024 11:10AM

  I would agree with that....

JamesJM25January 06, 2024 11:22AM

  Re: I would agree with that....

waterfield20February 06, 2024 05:34PM

  I haven't been to SoFi either... yet...

JamesJM18February 06, 2024 06:20PM

  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

21Dog22January 06, 2024 12:57PM


waterfield21February 06, 2024 05:39PM

  I was 4 years old during the Summit Series

canadaram36January 06, 2024 01:10AM

  Free on TY this month

SeattleRam24February 06, 2024 01:51PM

  Re: Wife and I watched "Miracle" AGAIN! Probably our 6-7th time??

IowaRam20February 07, 2024 03:12PM

  LOL AWESOME!! Wife and I just watched. We LOVE this! nm

Ramgator18February 08, 2024 02:19PM