The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light
There are occasions in the History of Sport that what is unexpected happen, when who is considered the weaker in terms of trajectory and expertise
becomes miraculously boosted to victory by a strange magical power that can be defined with words as faith, confidence, trust, strength of character
but anyway represents a kind of phenomenon the defies all the odds, a paranormal experience of success over all obstacles moved by the force of the
spirit motivated with what Napoleon Hill, the father of American self help literature, described as inspirational disenchantment.
There is people that think that Philadelphia is right now a city over motivated with the possibility to win first time in History the Super Bowl this
Sunday, that they are day dreaming and Not aware that the rival is extremely difficult.
That is great mistake, my impression is that Philadelphians are well aware that the Patriots have won various times the Super Bowl, and they didn't
but they also know that there is always a first time for anything in life, there is always a moment in which traditions of the past become broken and
it is the beginning of a new Era.
This match might look for some TV sports commenters as a fight between David and Goliat but the spirit of the Eagles is flying really high since many
weeks ago, the way they passed the semifinal shows that there is really a strange great synergy in their team, one that can make magic in the final.
The Final is in Minneapolis, and also in a month of February and a date that sums 4, I think those strange coincidences are favored the Eagles,
because that city is related with the greatest miracle in US sports ever, that occurred in February 22nd of 1980, when what it was wrongly considered
by many the weaker team, the one that didn't have fame behind it, won an Olympic championship.
In 1980 the Minnesota University coach Herb Brooks was hired to helm the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brought a unique and brash style to the
ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who were humiliated in an early match, Brooks united his squad against a common foe, the
heavily-favored Soviet team.
By that time the USSR based on Historic performance were the indisputable best team of the world, many times Olympic Gold medal, but there was someone
that thought that past is past, that present is the only real moment we have, so we must live one day at a time and focus on it.
Herb Brooks interviewed with the United States Olympic Committee for the national team coach's job, discussing his philosophy on how to beat the
Soviet team, calling for changes to the practice schedule and strategy and he convinced them that there was a chance to win.
As the U.S. squad tried to overcome insurmountable odds and win the gold medal, the team became a microcosm for American patriotism during the Cold
War.Theirs was the victory that the nation required to move on, from a very difficult time when America was suffering a really dark moment under
petroleum embargo, skepticism and a very low economic performance.
2005 Miracle Walt Disney film
The Malaise Speech of President Jimmy Carter on the months before the US Olympic Hockey team defeated the unbeatable Soviet team gives us an idea of
how difficulty was the moment morally for America, and how needed was that victory.
There was a decade of nightmare behind it, the assassinations of the national great Leaders John F. Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Martin L. King, Malcom
X, the first war ever lost by the US in Vietnam, the terrible Watergate Scandal with a VicePresident and the first President resigning, There were
Hostile revolutions that succeeded in Iran or Nicaragua, and wars being fought in very difficult circumstances in Salvador and Afghanistan.
President Jimmy Carter's Malaise Speech 1979
When this incredible positive Olympic result came America was trying to move on from a series of really deep economic recessions occurred in 1974-75
and in 1979, the worst ones since the Great Depression, great national Industries like General Motors filled out Bankruptcy.
History of the Miracle on Ice in Winter Olympia 1980
I am under the impression that everything is given to have this Sunday in this LII version of the Super Bowl one of the best finals ever in
Minneapolis, a that the game is going to make a deep mark in the History of the sport, that we are going to see an outstanding level of performance
and we could see again as in 1980 the Miracle of David defeating Goliat. I feel that that the Eagles have develop a kind of confidence in their
capabilities that can lead them to a good result in spite of all the difficulties to overcome, moreover they have loose fear against their rival, they
still respect them but they know is Not anymore unbeatable.
This game comes in a time Philadelphia as a city after had suffered the rigors of the great recession without never losing its spirit is experiencing
a boost on many areas, the city is clearly starting to grow again, Companies are also expanding operations, New skyscrapers are now emerging in its
horizon, its Universities are expanding and improving their campuses, its cultural agenda is more active than anytime in the past, there is a feeling
of faith in future, confidence that progress is possible and a clear thirst for success and a thrust pushing important positive changes every where.
I don't think is by chance that the Eagles are fighting this Super bowl, they are representing a spirit of conviction that their city has developed.
1980 Winter Olympia US - USSR Hockey Match full game
The thread is open to discuss the factors of training that may boost miracles in Sports, when a well guided motivation through repetitive
suggestion is able to touch the subconscious minds of athletes to overcome their own natural limitations an reach new achievements never seen before
in that discipline.
The Angel of Lightness
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