“Great moments are born from great opportunity … You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”
Head coach Herb Brooks inspired the amateur U.S. Olympic hockey team before one of the greatest upsets in sports history, defeating the Soviet Union 4-3 on Feb. 22, 1980. "The Miracle on Ice" came during a tumultuous time – the Cold War, U.S. hostages held in Iran, long gas lines & rising crime. The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.
Herb Brooks speech in the locker room before the game wasn’t recorded and its been summarized and remembered in a variety of ways. We pulled the most common writing of it.
Final Minute of the “Miracle on Ice”
Mike Eruzione reveals untold stories from ‘Miracle on Ice’ Olympic hockey game | USA TODAY Sports (including that he had a few beers the night before the game).
Al Michaels reflects on memorable ‘Miracle on Ice’ call | NBC Sports
by Jenna Lee,