Today marks the 30th anniversary of the event known as the "miracle on ice". The tributes have been made, the documentaries have been filmed, and the stories continue to be written.
I don't remember where or when I was around during this moment in time, but each segment that portrays this tremendous feat, it never fails to deliver the exciting thrill. What is it about this moment in time that continues to stand the test of time? Is it the nationalism? The good vs evil? Underdog success?
I think it is one of those moments that was able to be caught on real-time film that can be analyzed accurately and within context. But as we continue to re-live this moment, it perpetuates the very thing that made it so successful in the first place. A nation that needed a rallying point can tangibly hold this memory of proof that America can conquer the insurmountable odds.