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Remember like it was yesterday,,,my wife and I just got married and followed the whole journey of the hockey team. Neither one of us knew a thing about or even cared about hockey, but soon learned how it was played and enjoyed every minute of it , almost like we were watching the Tide play.
 

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I didn't at the time I was sleeping. But I knew the next day, because of a Boston Bruins fan. he stay up all night to watch the whole game. I was station in Germany at the time. The only time I stay up that late was Bama games. 8pm here was 2am they. This wasn't the gold medal game either. Still had to beat Finland for the gold.
 

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Didnt have to be a hockey fan.....to celebrate this....all Americans on one team...
( kinda anyway)
 

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I was ten. My first real hockey memory! So awesome!
 

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I wasn’t watching TV yet. But I have heard the call of the final seconds 1,000 times. Pretty cool event. No pun intended...
 

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Sorry. I was 13 and did not give a tinkers damn for hockey and still don’t. I remember the news stories etc afterward but not going to lie it was basically a nonevent for me at the time. Thru the eyes of history I do now see the significance but I haven’t watched the movie. 😬
 

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I was attending Birmingham Bulls games during and the few years before this, so I had just enough exposure to hockey to appreciate it somewhat as a teen. The old Bulls were a fun bunch, they had a couple of pretty good enforcers and had set the league record for penalty minutes if I recall. Serge Boudeau (probably mangled both spellings) was one of the tough guys.
 

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I was 9 and watching with my parents. That moment hooked me as an Olympic Games fan to this day!! A lot of people think that this game was the Gold medal game, but it wasn’t. The gold was clinched against Finland 2 nights later.
 

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The ABC channel in Huntsville had their "teaser" for the late night news and announced the winner of the game. Like you, I was watching it tape delayed and their news break came in the second period.

Probably a life lesson to be found here. I remember being pissed off at that channel; happy to know they won but good gawd I was mad.
 

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Serge Beaudoin & Gilles Bilodeau (had to look up the spelling) - the 2 enforcers. I still have a puck with the Bulls logo & a chinstrap from Dick Troyer, an offensive lineman from the Birmingham Americans in 1974. I guess I had a habit of supporting failed professional leagues!
 

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That would be about every league ever in Bham. Plus, there's the Shreveport kiss of death. I don't think any league with a Shreveport team has ever survived.

Once I got the spelling correct, just looked him up. He was cut after assaulting a ref. That seems an appropriate end to his career.

 
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