The US Olympic Hockey team was a collection of college players and they were up against the seasoned pros from Russia. The idea that they could possibly win was almost beyond comprehension. Russia had not lost an Olympic hockey game since 1968. And then the “Miracle on Ice” happened.
NEWLY DISCOVERED CLIP OF CURT CHAPLIN ABC COVERAGE
Curt Chaplin recorded this to a tape recorder — it’s interesting to compare this to Michael’s historic call:
BEHIND THE SCENES–COACH BROOKS ADDRESSES TEAM BEFORE THE GAME (FROM THE MOVIE)
It’s movie footage but the speech really happened and this is an accurate representation of what he said: