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  • 12:05 PM ET  07.09
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February 22, 1980 Lake Placid, NY"Do you believe in miracles? Yes! Unbelievable!"  These are the legendary words of ABC sportscaster Al Michaels in the closing seconds of the USA's epic victory over the USSR, a game that transcended sports and will be forever remembered by those who witnessed it.Most Americans find joy and patriotism in those words, as well they should.  Young and naive as I am, I simply am forced to wonder why winning the game is a miracle.  Yes, I understand that the USSR was the best hockey team of that age, that we were in the middle of…
  • 07:28 PM ET  07.08
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Do you believe in miracles? Yes! Unbelievable!"  These are the legendary words of ABC sportscaster Al Michaels in the closing seconds of the USA's epic victory over the USSR, a game that transcended sports and will be forever remembered by those who witnessed it. Most Americans find joy and patriotism in those words, as well they should.  Young and naive as I am, I simply am forced to wonder why winning the game is a miracle.  Yes, I understand that the USSR was the best hockey team of that age, that we were in the middle of the Cold War, and the game was as much…

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