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Offline BanzaiCat

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30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« on: March 05, 2015, 06:13:11 AM »
This is one of the best 30 for 30s I've seen yet...Of Miracles and Men.

I was fortunate enough to see the 'Miracle on Ice' live on television when I was 11. Even then the impact of our USA team's win over the big, bad Soviet Union's super-pros had an electric effect on me. And honestly I never thought about the impact that win had on the Soviet team. One kind of assumed they'd be shot when they got home (perhaps an exaggeration, but not one too far from the realm of truth given the time we lived in). This 30 for 30 reports on the Soviet hockey team's rise to power (though it omits a few things here or there, apparently) and relative dominance of the world's ice up through the 1980 Olympics, and beyond.

I watched this on Netflix last night, and it was fascinating, even though my interest in hockey is passable. I know some of you are huge hockey nuts so I bet you'd love this documentary. If you don't have Netflix, it's on YouTube, apparently in full:





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Re: 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 06:43:55 AM »
you do realize that nobody saw it "live" on TV in 1980, because the broadcast with tape delayed from the actual event :-)
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Re: 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 07:28:56 AM »
Okay, Captain Buzzkill. Tape delay broadcast. I saw it when it was broadcast.  :P

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Re: 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 07:57:06 AM »
Okay, Captain Buzzkill. Tape delay broadcast. I saw it when it was broadcast.  :P

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Re: 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 10:23:17 AM »
Okay, Captain Buzzkill. Tape delay broadcast. I saw it when it was broadcast.  :P

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Re: 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 11:41:41 PM »
as long as BC likes his miracles of men we're safe.
and by we I mean those of us that aren't Gus.
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Re: 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 07:48:53 AM »
Gus is a mitzvot, not just a mitzvah.

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Re: 30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2015, 08:10:44 AM »
you do realize that nobody saw it "live" on TV in 1980, because the broadcast with tape delayed from the actual event :-)

I believe it was shown live in Canada so if you lived near the border you could have watched it.
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