Monday, August 11, 2003

Sports: Miracle on Ice Coach Killed

WTEM-AM in Washington is reporting that Herb Brooks, the coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, was killed in an automobile accident in Minnesota. That 1980 hockey team was of course the "Miracle on Ice" team that upset the top-ranked Soviet Union in the semifinals en route to a gold medal at Lake Placid, New York. It was one of the great moments in sports history, if not contemporary American history, which makes Brooks' life all the more worth remembering in light of his passing.

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