Miracle on Ice
“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.
In honor of Chanukah, we bring to you eight miraculous moments in the history of sports. Let’s relive the good times together…
The man who assisted on Mike Eruzione’s game-winning goal against the Russians at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics has parlayed his gold medal from those Games into $262,900, a nice nest egg, he said, for his daughter.
Among the items up for auction will be Mike Eruzione’s Team USA jersey from the 1980 “Miracle On Ice” game. It’s expected to fetch over $1 million.
More than a generation later, the 58-year-old Mike Eruzione is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick and other Olympic paraphernalia.
Every now and then the real world and the sports world cross paths. And when they do it’s usually with chilling emotional resonance. Live broadcasts and documentaries will forever provide the connection.