Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice. One of the most iconic moments of not just the Olympics but American sports overall. There have been a few quality specials done by NBCSN and ESPN/ABC that have aired over the past few days with even ESPN showing the Kurt Russell film about the team tonight.
One of the biggest misconceptions people have about this game is that it was the gold medal game. In fact, the Americans had to beat Finland a couple of days later to win the gold medal. This game also did not air in primetime in the U.S. but was rather tape delayed as the Soviets did not want the game airing at such an early hour in Moscow. Obviously back then it was a lot easier to not know the result of a game like this as opposed to how it is nowadays.
I'm sure for many of our older posters on here, this is up there among the moments that you will remember where you where when it happened.