Tonight I splurged and spent $5.99 for the movie Miracle (2004), the Kurt Russell film about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviets.
The DVD will arrive Monday. I saw this movie when it was first released, but I'm ready for another viewing. (And it hasn't appeared on TMC yet.)
Watch this movie for the inspiration it provides. ("You cannot be a team of common men, because common men get nowhere.")
Miracle also perfectly captures the mood of the country in 1980.
This was a good time for me personally, but a rather depressing time for the U.S. as a whole. There was stagflation, Soviet aggression abroad, and high unemployment.
The U.S. need a win, which is what the U.S. hockey team provided in that long-ago year.