On Ice

Miracle depicts one of the greatest moments in sports history. The 1980 Winter Olympics “Miracle on Ice.” When an American hockey team beat the more favored Soviet Union. Of all the sports I’ve mentioned before, hockey is probably the one I know the least about. I had fun playing a mock version of the game in school, but I’ve never played the genuine version on ice. I only know that you play with a puck, the rules are similar to soccer, and fights often break out. But since I was in the midst of watching a sports movie marathon (including football, baseball, basketball, and soccer), I knew I needed to see a hockey movie. So I settled for Miracle.

A movie I guarantee I wouldn’t have seen if not for this marathon. Even though its Disney and my teacher started showing some of it in class once. Kurt Russell gives it his all for Coach Herb Brooks. As he breaks down his young ameutur team with hours worth of suicide drills and builds them up with inspirational speeches. When you invest 2 hours into a sport, you’ll pick up on the rules. So I was definitely chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” when America was victorious. I watched a hockey movie and a Miracle broke out.


Herb Brooks roots for his team

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