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This is an amazing document about one of the greatest upsets of all-time. There is an outline of the video that follows.
“Do you believe in miracles?….. Yes!!!!!!”
Do You believe in Miracles:
HBO Sports Documentary
- Prologue – how important one game can be. It was a Miracle. David slew Goliath. It was the greatest sports moment of the 20th century.
- Jimmy Carter a crisis of confidence (self-doubt, lack of public support)
- A bunch of Kids
- Brooks final cut of 1960 Olympics – “he cut the right guy.”
- Cut team from 80 – 26
- Eurozione – Eruption
- Craig – Mom died of cancer
- Skaters in the Red Army
- Life was intense – 9 months out of the year away from family
- Sports tied with politics
- Red Army like robots – in awe
- A time of Crisis
- November 4th, 1979 Iran hostage crisis “Death to America.”
- Building tensions
- “Do you believe in Miracles?”
- Sweden 2-2 goal with 26 seconds left (pulled goalie)
- Czech 7 – 3, Johnson cheap shot, support of coach
- Norway, Romania, Germany down 2-0
- Russian pre-game
- We did not respect them, they were students.
- Brooks insulting the Russians
- 5:00 vs. 8:00 prime time
- Intensity and hatred – “beat those commie bastards.”
- Russian Game
- 1st goal
- Johnson goal, bench goalie
- End of 2nd period 3-2 Russia
- Earthquake / atmosphere after the goals and lead
- Russian Loss
- No longer a thrill to win
- American loss – to U.S., on U.S. soil, To college kids
- US Proud