The Miracle On Ice
Lake Placid, 1980
In arguably the greatest moment in U.S. sports history, a gritty, talented team coached by Herb Brooks and made up mostly of college players upset a Soviet powerhouse that had dominated world hockey and whipped them 10-3 in an exhibition a week before the Games. But the clutch goaltending of Jim Craig and a monumental go-ahead goal by Mike Eruzione enabled the U.S. to win 4-3, inspiring broadcaster Al Michaels to utter his famous "Do you believe in miracles?" The next day, the U.S. rallied to beat Finland for the gold.