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U.S. hockey team

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How T. J. Oshie Did It

T.J. Oshie impressed more than than the man in the street with his shootout performance that lifted the U.S. over Russia in a hockey game at the Winter Olympics. He even drew a rave from a big-league baseball player at spring training. “It was awesome,” St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday said at the Cardinals’ camp […]

Pre-Game Speeches

Our team got a kick out of this post of a little boy reciting Herb Brooks’ speech to the U.S. Olympic hockey team before its game against the Soviet Union. Maybe you can use it, too. Some rhetorical points worth noting: Brooks created sense of history by using the phrase “great moments.” He then mentioned […]

Planning for Miracles

Sherlock Holmes: “You think, sir, that unless this document is recovered there will be war?” Client: “I think it is very probable.” Sherlock Holmes: “Then, sir, prepare for war.” On this date in 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 at Lake Placid, N.Y. Two days later, the Americans beat Finland to […]