Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of of us to understand,” said C.S. Lewis. And on a frigid night 40 years ago this weekend, the small letters were “U.S.A.” across the chest of a group of college kids.
For on that night, February 22, 1980, in a small town in New York state, those kids in red, white and blue defeated the most powerful hockey team in history, in the greatest sports upset in history, at a crucial time in American history. When America needed a victory.