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Video- 33 Years Ago Today

Where were you?


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w2j2's avatar

Wow, that brings back so many memories!  Has it really been 33 years? 
How time slips by…

So many heroes…
Craig in goal stands out.  And Eruzione, with a big heart.
Herb Brooks, a coach I had never heard of.

I remember how patient and understanding the Russian players were, watching the young American kids celebrate.

The American team still had to beat the Finns for the gold, and I remember worrying about too much celebration too soon.

The next day, over Alaska, a Russian Mig pulled up next to an American fighter and saluted him with the hockey score on a chalk board.

cool smile

Posted by w2j2 on 02/22/13 at 11:31 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

I watched it once ABC Put it on realizing what was happening 15 years old when it happened

Posted by Evilpens on 02/22/13 at 11:33 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

laying on the livingroom floor, dying as a kid over the excitement. A big reason hockey placed a spell on me unlike any other sport

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 02/22/13 at 11:57 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

In my buddies basement when his father burst down the stairs and started screaming!!

It seems that former Detroit tv anchor/legend had spilled the beans during the news broadcast…....which took place an hour before the game was to be broadcast on tape delay.

Watched them beat Finland 2 days later for the Gold,  from the lounge of the now long gone satellite lanes on Michigan avenue.

33 years…..???....

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/22/13 at 02:58 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

In my apartment in Germany, had hung up a uhf tv antenna in the attic so I could get American Forces Network AFN TV to watch the broadcast.

Posted by RWBill on 02/22/13 at 05:28 PM ET

creasemonkey's avatar

Not yet conceived.


Posted by creasemonkey from sweet home san diego on 02/22/13 at 11:18 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

I was six….um…maybe coloring in a coloring book…or passed out on the couch after demolishing a plate of grandmas cookies.  Again.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/23/13 at 12:33 AM ET

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