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#1 CowgirlsFan

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:53 PM

February 22,1980

"Do you believe in miracles"

#2 Chef Jim

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:06 PM

I don't believe in miracles but I do believe time fly way to damn fast!!  



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:42 PM

I don't believe in miracles but I do believe time fly way to damn fast!!  

Let me give you some advice, the phrase is "time FLIES way to damn fast."   :nana:

 

*runs and hides* 

 

On topic:  I love how people misremember and think we beat the Russians in the gold medal game! 



#4 plenzmd1

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:58 PM

For Sabres fans...today is also the anniversary of the Ottawa brawl game and Pegs taking over the Sabes. # pretty big deals in WNY hockey



#5 KD in CA

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:00 PM

On topic:  I love how people misremember and think we beat the Russians in the gold medal game! 


Or think we beat them in a 'semi-final' game.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

Or think we beat them in a 'semi-final' game.

was it not?



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

It was a semi final.

Game was played on Friday afternoon.

Televised later that night.

Won the gold on Sunday vs Finland.

#8 KD in CA

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:43 PM

was it not?


Nope; it was a round robin tournament.

#9 Chef Jim

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:51 PM

Let me give you some advice, the phrase is "time FLIES way to damn fast."   :nana:
 
*runs and hides* 
 
On topic:  I love how people misremember and think we beat the Russians in the gold medal game! 


Thanks for the advice but I don't need any advice. It was actually supposed to be "times fly". No really it was.

#10 plenzmd1

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:17 PM

Nope; it was a round robin tournament.

Interesting..i dont remember that. Certainly in the prelims, but figure medal round was semi-final/final format.


Edited by plenzmd1, 22 February 2017 - 05:17 PM.


#11 Gugny

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:29 PM

That game was fixed.



#12 Augie

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:32 PM

Best party of my LIFE. What idiot rented a bunch of college kids giant TV's?

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:48 PM

It was a semi final.

Game was played on Friday afternoon.

Televised later that night.

Won the gold on Sunday vs Finland.

 

In Buffalo, we got to watch it on Canadian TV live.  It was dinner time by the end of the game, and we were jumping around the living room.

 

I don't see how that was NOT a semi final game??


Let me give you some advice, the phrase is "time FLIES way to damn fast."   :nana:

 

*runs and hides* 

 

On topic:  I love how people misremember and think we beat the Russians in the gold medal game! 

 

How can both of you say to instead of too?



#14 4merper4mer

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:55 PM

Every time somebody titles a thread like this I think of my uncle Geno.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

Every time somebody titles a thread like this I think of my uncle Geno.

 

Did he die the day the US beat the Soviets?



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:22 PM

 

 

 

I don't see how that was NOT a semi final game??


 

 

I did not know how either..till you look at the results. The Soviets beat Sweeden in a game played AFTER the US-Finland game, and won the Silver.

 

My guess is you can win a ton of money betting who won the Silver at the 1980 Olympics...i would have bet my left nut it was Finland.

 

Awesome job KD!!!!


Edited by plenzmd1, 22 February 2017 - 06:23 PM.


#17 Chef Jim

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:55 PM

That game was fixed.

 

It was hacked. 



#18 4merper4mer

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

Did he die the day the US beat the Soviets?


No. Not unless there was a volleyball match or something on October 2 1981.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

I did not know how either..till you look at the results. The Soviets beat Sweeden in a game played AFTER the US-Finland game, and won the Silver.

 

My guess is you can win a ton of money betting who won the Silver at the 1980 Olympics...i would have bet my left nut it was Finland.

 

Awesome job KD!!!!

 

But, the problem would be that the people you're betting are the ones that thought the USA-USSR game was the gold medal game and will bet it was the Soviets - and they'll be right!



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:39 PM

Every time somebody titles a thread like this I think of my uncle Geno.


I promise to do better next time.

In Buffalo, we got to watch it on Canadian TV live.  It was dinner time by the end of the game, and we were jumping around the living room.
 
I don't see how that was NOT a semi final game??
 
How can both of you say to instead of too?


The sports talk station I listened to in those days here in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas Rangers reported the score about 7PM CST

I will always remember exactly where I was
driving home that day.I was so excited I could hardly get dinner ready.