More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life since 1945

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6. Competing an the Open Market

Eric Heiden should have been the biggest story of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The speed skater from Wisconsin won five individual gold medals—something no athlete had ever accomplished—and set a world record in his final race. A six-footer with shaggy brown hair and twenty-nine-inch thighs, he radiated a casual boyish charm that made his on-ice abilities even more appealing. But while his looks and exploits earned Heiden plenty of coverage, the biggest story of the Lake Placid Games was hockey, specifically the victory of the American hockey team over a dominant Soviet squad in the tournament semifinals. The game was supposed to be a rout; the Soviets had trounced the United States team 10-3 in an exhibition just a week before the Olympics. Instead, Mike Eruzione scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Americans hung on for a stunning 4-3 win, with announcer Al Michaels yelling "do you believe in miracles? Y-e-s-s-s-s!" A postgame photograph of goalie Jim Craig draped in an enormous American flag had special resonance for a country weary from an economic downturn and worried about fifty-three Americans held

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Columbia Histories of Modern American Life ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1.Sports, the American Way 9
  • 2.An Athletic Cold War 45
  • 3.A Brave New World 79
  • 4.Making Sense of the Sixties 113
  • 5.Walking the Picket Line and Fighting for Rights 146
  • 6.Competing an the Open Market 180
  • 7.High-Priced Heroes Ea Elabal 217
  • Notes 243
  • Bibliography 257
  • Index 269
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