Celebrate ‘Miracle on Ice’ anniversary by watching thrilling final minute of the game

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 1980, file photo, the U.S. hockey team pounces on goalie Jim Craig after a 4-3 victory against the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. If the NHL doesn’t send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the hockey tournament in Pyeongchang will look a lot like the ones in Lillehammer in 1994, Albertville in 1992 and Calgary in 1988. Maybe even a little like 1980 in Lake Placid, site of the “Miracle On Ice.” (AP Photo, File)

Thirty seven years ago today, America witnessed the Miracle on Ice.

A group of college hockey players representing Team USA shocked the World No. 1 Russian team in the 1980 Olympics, in what many count as the biggest sporting upset of all time.

To celebrate the anniversary, you should watch the final minute of the game, which is somehow just as tense and thrilling today as it was back in 1980.

Al Michaels’ call, the drama, the energy in the building … it’s all there. This is one of my favorite videos on YouTube, and for good reason — it’s one of those rare videos that feels like fiction. It doesn’t even need a cheesy score with swirling violins — the drama and emotion are already there.

USA would go on to beat Finland to secure the gold medal.