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goalie31 July 8th, 2013 6:03pm

Was the 1980 US Miracle Olympic team beating the USSR the greatest moment in sports history? (If not tell us what was in comments)

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arste New York
07/08/13 9:01 pm

The Olympics are a lame excuse for girls to claim that they actually watch sports. The greatest moment in sports history for me was when the Bills came from down 32 against the Oilers in "The Comeback"

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 1:08 pm

its not just that we beat the Commies. it was also a team of 21 yr old college kids beating the empire of hockey. the soviets were 44-0 going into that game!

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dedutchy Somewhere else
07/08/13 12:53 pm

Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball .

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 11:11 am

It was pretty huge. But that was back when Americans rejected anti-American Communists. My how times have changed.

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trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 1:23 pm

Because all Americans want communism? I

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 1:29 pm

Not all. Just the Liberals who elected a Marxist President. So about half.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 3:37 pm

...no just the liberal ones, troll

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 5:15 pm

That's the dumbest thing I heard... None of us are for communism we just think taxes can be spent on better things other than a military. Ps communism has never and will never be successful.

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 5:21 pm

Yep, you're a troll alright... Stay ignorant.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 5:24 pm

In order for communism to work everyone including leaders have to give everything up for the country since I don't see anyone doing this. It won't work....

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 5:32 pm

What are you talking about? Then why did Liberals elect a Marxist President?

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 5:59 pm

in order for communism to work * you need an act of God*

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:11 pm

Well since there is no god y'all have nothing to worry about. And cowboy keep reading your conspiracy websites.....

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 6:14 pm

it was a figure of speech... you are a jagoff. BTW cowboy, sports and politics...happy? hahaha

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:15 pm

But it's a dumb figure of speech since there is no god

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 6:16 pm

What else you you expect from a troll... Have fun in your fantasy world troll!

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 6:19 pm

That's what happens when ignorant people shoot their mouths off Goalie. It was about defeating the Communists. Well, now look at the Liberals, and their Marxist hero in the White House.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:19 pm

And cowboy all I hear you say is commie and Marxist president. The commie days are over china is falling away from communism all that's left is North Korea and Cuba. So I don't see communism ever being a thing and Obama was better than Romney.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:20 pm

Have fun reading your conspiracy shit

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:21 pm

Ps I heard Obama will be on the ballot in 2016

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 6:25 pm

Well the question is about defeating the Communist and Obama is naked Marxist, so yeah, you're going to hear it. Nobody is making you read it, or reply, to it, but those are the facts, Jack!

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:39 pm

No this was about a hockey game which was amazing you turned in a conspiracy theory....

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:39 pm

No this was about a hockey game which was amazing you turned in a conspiracy theory....

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 6:47 pm

What conspiracy?

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 6:48 pm

Just a hockey game? Oh brother...

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 6:51 pm

That Obama is a communist trying to make this country communist. And It was just a hockey game... You can make it into the greatest American moment. But I think equal rights are more important....

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 6:56 pm

Obama is a naked Marxist. And Obamacare has is name in it...

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 7:54 pm

it was the greatest hockey game of all time... greatest sports moment of all time. if you watch either of the documentaries you know the american people considered it a political victory. I wasn't around for the political victory side but it was a political victory. I also respect it was a game..

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 7:56 pm

incomparable to any other. Those kids played their heart out for their country... a lot of it had to do with politics and a lot was patriotism and national pride

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:02 pm

How is it patriotic playing a Canadian game... Every Olympic athlete plays their hardest at the Olympics.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:13 pm

you have never seen the game. USSR was in Afghanistan, our economy was in the shitter, we were just getting out to f the worst presidency of all time, and this team of college kids, extreme underdogs, beat the greatest team on earth... they were 44-0 going into that game. think about that

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:16 pm

So there was someone worse than Obama

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:17 pm

america has adopted hockey... not sure if you've realized this but the biggest hockey league is where? Oh in America.. that's right 26/30 NHL teams are in the USA.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:17 pm

yes Carter. worst part president ever hands down

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:19 pm

Kennedy was the worst he didn't do shit but fuck and almost got us into nuclear war with ussr and Cuba

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:20 pm

and BTW troll next time you tell me coal needs to be shut down remember the 600 jobs lost... Thanks for the broken promises Obama. More jobs my ass(from other poll just didn't feel like scrolling to it)

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 8:20 pm

*24/30 are American :)

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:21 pm

Kennedy was going to get us back on the gold standard which would have helped our economy big time! too bad he couldn't do it.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:22 pm

I forgot Edmonton and Winnipeg... woops haha...

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 8:27 pm

Actually it's 23/30.... My mistake... Vancouver Edmonton Calgary Winnipeg Ottawa Montreal Toronto :)

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:27 pm

But the point is nuclear war! And btw I am not attacking your dads job. But the amount of pollution that coal creates its not worth it. We are moving to cleaner energy. There are plenty of jobs being created in the energy field.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:29 pm

I want a country that will save the environment so our children's grandchildren have clean air and clean water. Watch the Lorax while it is a kids movie you may open hour mind to what could happen. No forest, rivers are polluted and no wildlife

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:31 pm

We all share this land and we must make it last. We pollute like we have another planet to go to! Again sorry to hear about your dad but its not Obama evil agenda to attack your family I know your mad but ur dad could make 90k a year in North Dakota

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:32 pm

@Emily-f*cking Leafs!
@Troll-tell that to the 600 people losing their jobs that aren't getting new clean energy ones, tell that to my dads secretary who is a widow with 2 children. tell that to my dad who is searching for an equal playing job to take care of his 7 children, tell that to me...

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:33 pm

who isn't going to graduate from my life long school. yeah, sr year and I might have to move. I've worked my way to a starting varsity spot on the hockey team... who even knows if a new school will have a hockey team. screw green energy. it isn't an industry and it will never power a country

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:35 pm

I just did read all three parts go to North Dakota go to Wyoming there are so many jobs in North Dakota in the energy field. The secretary will find another job. Your dad will whiles its stressful every little thing will be alright.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:35 pm

7 kids 90k isn't enough... we have financial trouble at his current salary- thanks to the 35% income tax

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:35 pm

And they could get new energy jobs they just need to apply jobs aren't handed out. How old are you?

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:37 pm

I am supposed to play college hockey... I have trained to play college hockey. what if there isn't a team out there. this is screwing my dads life, my family's lives, 600 other families lives, and my life

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:38 pm

I am 17 going into my Sr year. do you know how hard it is to be the new kid sr year?!

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:39 pm

Well I'd your dad is educated he can make more then 90k. 90k is what truck drivers are starting at in the North Dakota oil fields. You can still go to college take out loans apply for grants.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:41 pm

I do know how hard it is in high school for new kids to make friends but saying this is why we can't move is silly we all do thing we don't want to do I moved to Arizona for a job hated left the second I found one back in Colorful Colorado.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:42 pm

yea. I'm going to college mechanical engineering will be my major. I want to play in college. I made the AA travel team here. if I don't play that season I won't play college... its the only way I will be discovered... and now I may not get that oppritunity...

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:43 pm

my future is here. teams, friends, education everything

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:45 pm

Your putting yourself before your family your future. Put college off join the military get college money from the government. Chances are you will never go pro. I know how you feel feeling like losing it all but the fact is sometimes we have to do

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:46 pm

Things we don't want and let go of some dreams to make our life work.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:50 pm

I would join the military if I could. I'm blind in one eye. I've tryed multiple times in every branch. my brother is in the navy. I'm putting myself before obamas agenda. you don't get rid of something before the next level is out. until we master solar... we utilize coal..COMMON FUKKING SENSE

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:54 pm

do you have any idea how much work has gone into me compensating to play ice hockey goalie without depth perception. I use the tennis ball on the wall training daily!

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:55 pm

Not common sense at all. We have solar tech we have wind power we can make power from rivers. We need to push to utilize these new techs not waste money on old tech

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:56 pm

we should do what private industry pays for. not force feed job loss and green energy.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:57 pm

I understand you have worked hard to get where you are but do you see yourself playing pro hockey or just as a hobby? U can still go to school. Or you can put up road blocks it may not be where you wanted to go for your education

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 8:59 pm

But we make sacrifices to get to where we want to be. All I am saying man is it seems like the world has ended for you. But u can go to college your family can move its not easy but life isn't easy.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 9:01 pm

all I'm saying is if life is poker I have a 3 of clubs and a 2 of diamonds...(a shit hand)

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 9:04 pm

I at least planned on a scholarship out of it. I was hoping to play minors...

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 9:04 pm

That's why you never know what the river holds for ya

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 9:06 pm

Look at Denver university top education great hockey team I knew 4 guys that played for them full ride scholarship.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 9:08 pm

I couldn't make a state main university. I could play AA college hockey

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 9:11 pm

This isn't a main this shit is private son. Look it up come up with new options as life changes.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 9:12 pm

me playing hockey in the ultimate step in overcoming adversity. I lost 40lbs, started lifting, got flexible, learned to skate, bought my own pads, and worked in hand eye with one eye

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 9:15 pm

Then make it happen. There is more than one school out there man. Just open your mind to new places. If you care this much it can happen just maybe not where you want to go.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 9:21 pm

look at it this way.. I am supposed to be my schools first goalie captain ever...

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 9:29 pm

Then start applying for grants student loans man. There is so much free money for college shit I got mine for tuition ad living expenses (off campus)

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 9:30 pm

You can do it man you will have debt but a mechanical engineer can make great money. Toyota has a great internship program for mech design majors.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
07/08/13 9:40 pm

Last thing ima say to ya goalie. That determination you had to play hockey use that same determination to go to school. Your an alright kid and good luck.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 10:03 pm

thanks... I plan on it haha

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 11:06 am

YES!! I wish I was alive for it though...

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 11:05 am

Michael Phelps' Olympic gold medal run in Beijing.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 11:06 am

That might be second.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 11:09 am

That's because you're a hockey fanatic. ;P

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 11:11 am

I was a swimmer too. And know several people who swam with Phelps.
Phelps was expected to win. USA was not even close to being expected to win. Bigger underdogs, bigger victory.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/08/13 11:12 am

Hmmmmmm.... Let's agree to disagree. :D

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 11:15 am

Ok.


But USA winning, was still the best.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 3:39 pm

that's not even comparable. this was kids trained to beat top men! Miracle is by far the greatest and if you say different then you hate America...jk...or am I? wither way it was the best

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 3:46 pm

Phelps won eight gold medals in one Olympics. It's comparable.

1980 Team was still a greater accomplishment.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 5:08 pm

I'm currently reliving how awesome the 1980 US Olympic team was, by watching Miracle :) not like I haven't seen this movie 20 times...

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/08/13 8:15 pm

I'm just saying... our hockey team won 20 gold medals in Lake Placid

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 8:22 pm

Fair point.