The Ouch List, Week Two

  It was thirty-five years ago this weekend that the ultimate “Ouch” took place in the history of sport. Everybody remembers the glory of the USA’s stunning Miracle On Ice win over the mighty Russians in the 1980 Olympic hockey competition. But nobody realizes the fact that the loss to the fresh-faced Americans was probably the biggest embarrassment in the history of the Soviet Union’s once-proud hockey program. Imagine their dismay, a Russian team of professionals that had played together for years, falling to a bunch of American college kids who had been together only a few months. So all[…]
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