Miracle on Ice broadcast without Al Michaels

When you think of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team, you think of Al Michaels’ career-cementing exclamation, “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”

For those who now think of Michaels as just Madden’s Monday Night Caretaker, this YouTube clip offers a new perspective on America’s Greatest Sports Moment(TM) with the original radio broadcast.

Curt Chaplin was standing on a camera platform in the Lake Placid crowd as he called the action for ABC Radio:


Notable spots on the clip (if you don’t have the patience to sit through the whole 10 minutes):

7:55 - 1st USA goal
7:07 - 2nd USA goal
6:03 - USSR goal (note the silence from the crowd)
5:15 - USA tying goal
4:09 - Eruzione’s go-ahead goal
2:01 - The Final Countdown