Head Coach of the Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Winning 1980 Hockey Team Herb Brooks killed in a one car accident in Minnesota on 8/11 www.espn.com . This probably should go into the Hockey Folder, but since its not Hockey Season and the Miracle on Ice Team transcends hockey, I put it here instead. Onto Herb: Has any coach ever caught lightning in a bottle with a team like Herb did in '80? Probably the greatest motivational coaching job in sports history.
Edit: You almost have to start thinking about cosmic forces when on the day Herb dies, HBO had scheduled a rebroadcast of Miracle on Ice.
(edited by redsoxnation on 11.8.03 2001) Cubs, White Sox and Red Sox fans unite. Its time to overthrow the German Government and re-install our beloved Kaiser. Remember, Kaiser ='s World Series victories.
The team did indeed transcend hockey and the American public. I still get goosebumps hearing Al Michael's call, and I was only five months old when it happened. If there was ever anything that proves that hard work and dedication gives you a chance, this is it.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.” -- Sir Alex Fraser Tytler
Not every story today has to do with someone dying... If you saw the word Spamalot and your thought process went something like this... Spam = Monty Python? Spamalot = Camelot? "Monty Python and the Holy Grail?