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Old 12-27-2012, 05:51 AM   #168
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Originally Posted by garfey View Post
No biggie, but in the 1980 Winter Olympics, the US Team won the gold by defeating Finland, after their win over the Soviet Union Team in the previous round. Izzat the one you mean?
The first miracle was 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. Jack Riley was coach (West Point) and the Cleary brother's starred (Harvard). They defeated Czecho, USSR, and Canada for the Gold. The team was a hodgepodge of former college players, police and firemen from around the Boston area. They almost quit and went home before the games even started. No money to stay. Legend has it Bob and Bill Cleary hosted a team wide knock down brawl in the locker room amongst themselves. Bob and Bill got their way. The team stayed and made history.

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