I guess my big frustration with not being home for the US-Russia game tonight extends to not really being cognizant of the Miracle on Ice when it happened. I was barely sixteen months old at the time, so it would be hard to remember anyway. But US-Russia on February 22, 1980 is something I’ve always heard about. To have a rematch–at the same level of Olympic play, the next-to-last game in the tournament–is just too cool, especially when you know that both games were on US soil.
Why am I so intent on the US winning? Well, I love hockey, and I’m a patriot. Also, a lot of college hockey guys star for the US team, and, well, I’m biased towards college hockey, as I write for US College Hockey Online.
However, the most important thing to me is for the US to win and beat the Canadians. Brad seems so sure the Canadians will win. I’ve watched all but their last two games, and I’ve been unimpressed. The US has played as a team all throughout the tournament … and I like our chances.
If the US wins, you know I’ll give Brad hell. I expect nothing less on the off chance that the reverse happens. 🙂
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!