Today’s the 40th Anniversary of “The Miracle On Ice.” Arguably the greatest upset in Olympic team sports competition. Certainly for an American team.
Two things immediately come to mind.
One is Al Michael’s “Do You Believe In Miracles?!!” call for the final minute of the game. Give it a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYscemhnf88 It’ll send chills up your spine.
The other is from the movie Miracle. There’s a scene where Herb Brooks, The U.S. Olympic coach, mercilessly forces his team to run a drill over and over again. To remind them to always give 100 percent effort and to represent the name that’s on the front of their jersey. Here’s that scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nR3reKPE5Y
Sometimes, the only way to learn, the only way to get better, whether it be rehearsing a scene or writing your novel or any artistic endeavor, is to work on it again.