April 9, 2007

Do You Believe In Miracles

For those of you who recall the 1980's chant by Al Michaels as Herb Brooks and the Gold medal winning US Hockey team skated to victory. Brooks was the coach of the team. I was ten years old, going on eleven and I recall my dad being very excited about the hockey game. It was very early in the morning and he said something along the lines of what a historic game that I witnessed. Being ten, I didn't really understand the significants of it at the time. But I can honestly say, I watched the hockey team win the gold medal. I'm not sure how much of it I watched, but I did watch some of it.

If you have seen the movie 'Miracle' based on the 1980 team, they had a lot of actual footage in the movie. When I saw the movie for the first time, it was deja vu seeing and listening to the games as they were played out. What stood out the most was seeing the Russian's kneeling on one knee just looking at the US team celebrate and I can still hear my dad mentioning to me about the look on their faces.

This Herb Brooks statue is outside of the River Center, it would be the east exit as you head towards Rice Park.


Denton said...

It is a great movie depicting a historic event ... My step-brother was at the game. He traveled from Oklahoma to Lake Placid New York, took a temporary job in the kitchen staff feeding the Olympic athletes, and was lucky enough to get a ticket the see the game ... Me, I missed the game on TV but really enjoyed the movie ... Congratulations on your move to New Blogger, now you should consider a real improvement and move to WordPress :)

Steve Cuddihy said...

Thanks. After how smooth the move was to the new blogger, and realizing now that there wasn't all that much to the move, when I read the title I gave today's daily photo, it was quite fitting.

At the time I had decided to use the blogger system, I really liked how it managed the photos that one posted better than wordpress.

Also, I had tried wordpress in the past and had all sorts of trouble, but that was when it was version 1.4 or 1.5. It was part of my hosting service at the time and it wasn't set up properly.

Perhaps in the future I will change, I made the domain change a few months ago, now the new blogger format, who knows what will happen in a months time?