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30 Years Later, the 1980 US Hockey Team Is Still the Greatest

By Andrew Jordan On February - 24 - 2010

Throughout the history of sports, there have been many great moments that have existed throughout the sporting world.

From the four minute mile to a walk off home run to win a World Series, there have been many great moments that we have all experienced.

But despite all of these incredible moments, there is one moment that stands out to me more than any other that should be recognized: The 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team's semifinal win over the Soviet Union.

Going into the semifinal game, American morale was at an all-time low, as for the first time in American history, Americans felt that the next five years would be worse than the previous five years.

There were many reasons why the morale of the United States was at an all-time low, as the loss of Vietnam War, the OPEC oil shortage of 1979, and the Iranian Hostage Crisis, which all made the United States look weak in the eyes of the world and caused the lower American morale.

Along with that, there was a period of stagflation that hurt America during the 1970s and along with the Watergate Crisis of 1972 through 1974, this was considered to be one of the worst times in American histor...

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