1980 U.S. Hockey Team Disgraces Itself

  
By:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  64 comments

1980 U.S. Hockey Team Disgraces Itself

I wonder if it was worth throwing away a decades long legacy that endeared them to Americans across the political spectrum, in order to stand for a few minutes with Dobald Trump at a Trump re-election rally, wearing the stupid MAGA hat. 

The response to this , on the Miracle On Ice team's own twitter page, was astonishingly negative.  I'm not sure I've ever seen such a consistently negative response to something done by a beloved set of athletes or celebrities. 

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Radical Moderate

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Feb 22

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You've gone from heroes to national embarrassments

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Tom Baker

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Feb 22

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They made it about politics by showing up at a campaign rally. Don't like the blow back, how about thinking before doing something stupid. All respect is now gone.

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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    one month ago

These people are in disgrace. Who would have expected this? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

I'm pretty sure the US Hockey Team will survive some criticism from hate-filled anti-Trumpers.

Not nearly as hard as beating the Russians.

 
 
 
Sparty On
1.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1    one month ago

I don't know.  

They may never recover from being called disgraced Trump toadies here on NT.

I mean, these people are serious!

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cjcold
1.2  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Pretty sure that Mensa doesn't court hockey players or hockey fans.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Hey JR, how about the team sends you a group photo of them with your president autographed by him. You know you really want one, admit it!jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.4  SteevieGee  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

So sad.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  author  JohnRussell    one month ago

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The famous   1980 Miracle on Ice hockey team , which defeated the Soviets on its way to a surprise gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics, is under fire after appearing at a rally for President Donald Trump.

Many members of the team were in Las Vegas over the weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their shocking upset of the Soviet Union and attended a campaign rally Trump was holding the night before the Nevada Democratic caucus. But they didn’t just attend — they appeared on stage, with every present team member wearing a red “Keep America Great” hat.

The team’s Twitter account posted a tweet with photos of the event.

The person responsible for that tweet may not have realized how it was going to play. Juxtaposing a famous quote about unity with photos of the players in hats supporting the most divisive president in recent memory didn’t go over well with many fans.

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Good job guys - you turned a nonpartisan feel good memory into a dumpster fire.

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You guys just tarnished an incredible legacy that stood the test of time for 40 years:

Representing all of us, for America.

The team was great.
The game was legendary.
The people on the team betrayed America in 2020.

You chose red hats instead of red, white and blue.

https://sports.yahoo.com/miracle-on-ice-team-defends-decision-to-appear-at-trump-rally-200916430.html

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Everything Trump touches dies,  and now the pristine feel good memory of the 1980 hockey team is dead. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago
which defeated the Soviets on its way to a surprise gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics, is under fire

Of course they are under fire! There are Trump hating assholes who go after everybody & anybody who go near the President. We will defeat them!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago

I looked at the Miracle On Ice twitter page the next day. 90% of the replies were saying how disappointed they were with these guys. 

It probably shocked them, but it is what you deserve when you stand next to Trump on a campaign rally stage. 

If they had gone to the White House for an official celebration they wouldnt be getting this withering criticism. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago
Of course they are under fire! There are Trump hating assholes who go after everybody & anybody who go near the President. We will defeat them!

Everything Trump touches dies.  This hockey team wasnt thinking. And now their legacy is tainted forever. And that is no joke. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    one month ago
I looked at the Miracle On Ice twitter page the next day.

Twitter is a good place to go - it's full of those enraged progressives living in mom's basement.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.2    one month ago
Everything Trump touches dies.

Really? The nation is thriving, John.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.5  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.4    one month ago

Except for the market plunge, runaway deficits and climbing national debt, sure it's "thriving" if you say so, Vic.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.5    one month ago

And blue is red and gold is grey....Got it!

 
 
 
CB
2.1.7  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.6    one month ago

And President Trump is a big fact liar and the truth is not in him. The country can survive many things, but a willful liar without accountability is its own expense. You know it and you dodge from its admission. You can not know when Trump is telling the truth, as I imagine he does not know when he is telling the truth. Donald Trump has used of any credibility he once had (if any) coming into this office. Now, what does that say about those who enable him?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.2    one month ago
And now their legacy is tainted forever.

The vitriol of Trump haters some 40 YEARS after the Miracle on Ice doesn't change anything to most red-blooded Americans.

We remain proud of the team's accomplishments, and events 40 years later does absolutely nothing to diminish their success.

But I wonder why Trump haters are so willing to claim something that happened 40 years ago is now tarnished because Trump haters don't like something they did now.

That is idiotic.

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1.9  cjcold  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.4    one month ago

Actually, only Trump's friends are thriving.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
2.1.10  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago

Indeed we will.  

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
2.1.11  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.2    one month ago

Do you want to retroactively give their gold medal to the soviets?  

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
2.1.12  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  cjcold @2.1.9    one month ago

As in the American people not living in bicoastal urban elite areas. 

 
 
 
CB
2.1.13  CB   replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @2.1.12    one month ago

No American owes any part of the country an apology for settling down in-country. Prejudice is destructive and always stupid.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
3  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Your party is about to nominate a man who speaks more positively about some of the worst regimes in the history of the world than he does about the USA and you are worried about Hockey players appearing at a rally.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    one month ago

I wouldnt like it if the team stood on stage with Bernie Sanders either. 

This was a political event. When you wear the hat and stand on stage with him you are endorsing Trump as the candidate. It's disgraceful, and it's not even debatable. 

And that is not even taking into account that Trump is the world's biggest asshole. 

 
 
 
MonsterMash
3.1.1  MonsterMash  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    one month ago
I wouldnt like it if the team stood on stage with Bernie Sanders either.

Did you like it when Vampire Weekend stood on stage with Bernie Sanders America's biggest asshole at one of his rallies?

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Split Personality
3.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  MonsterMash @3.1.1    one month ago

Who the heck is Vampire Weekend and what did they beat the Russians at?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  MonsterMash @3.1.1    one month ago
Did you like it when Vampire Weekend stood on stage with Bernie Sanders

I never heard of him/them. I'm not as hip as you are. 

 
 
 
MonsterMash
3.1.4  MonsterMash  replied to  Split Personality @3.1.2    one month ago
Who the heck is Vampire Weekend

They are Bernies commissars

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.2  Split Personality  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    one month ago

Biden?  LoL?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
3.2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Split Personality @3.2    one month ago

Sure, Biden will get nominated as soon he gets out the jail he was put in for protesting with Nelson Mandela and kicks starts his campaign for Senator of South Carolina. In fact, Biden will tell you is he's already President, if you let him speak without handlers for 5 minutes.

 
 
 
squiggy
3.3  squiggy  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    one month ago

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Donald J. Trump Fan #1
3.3.1  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  squiggy @3.3    one month ago

Lol!  Great one!  👍👏🇺🇸🗽🦅

 
 
 
Sparty On
4  Sparty On    one month ago

Good job men!

Don't let the TDS ridden wackadoodles bring you down.

 
 
 
Split Personality
5  Split Personality    one month ago

I counted 15 of the team in attendance at the rally, whereas 17 attended the NHL game representing the Olympics.

Of the people standing behind Trump 4 were not wearing MAFGA hats.

So at least there's that.

On the whole, a poor decision by the team, that they had every right to make.

I imagine the memorabilia sales and autograph lines were just affected by the partisan reactions.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @5    one month ago
a poor decision by the team.

I disagree. It's about time Americans stood tall next to this man.

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    one month ago

At one time they represented all of us,

regardless of partisan BS.

Like the internet free 1980 Olympics, those days are now gone.

It was nice while it lasted.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @5.1.1    one month ago
It was nice while it lasted.

You can blame progressives for that. You seem to agree with the southerners of the late 1850's. Do what we want and you'll have unity!

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.2    one month ago

You can't stop for one moment, can you?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @5.1.3    one month ago

And let you and others talk like that?  No way!

 
 
 
MUVA
5.1.5  MUVA  replied to  Split Personality @5.1.3    one month ago

Can you?

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1.6  Split Personality  replied to  MUVA @5.1.5    one month ago

I don't blame progressives for anything friend MUVA, do you?

In fact everyone I know has so many different labels I don't think labeling is very fair at all.

Just my opinion.

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1.7  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.4    one month ago
And let you and others talk like that?  No way!

What way would that be Vic? 

 
 
 
WallyW
5.1.8  WallyW  replied to  Split Personality @5.1.3    one month ago
You can't stop for one moment, can you?

Pot meet kettle.

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1.9  Split Personality  replied to  WallyW @5.1.8    one month ago

Ahhh, how disappointing...

 
 
 
CB
5.1.10  CB   replied to  Split Personality @5.1.6    one month ago

And it is a good opinion, too. However, it is not the progressive fault completely. Though I wish all extremists would just go away some wheres. The moderate center is so much what this country is truly about and it develops faster (called stability) at a safe constant 'temperature.'

However, it is republicans and conservatives who have been trying to do end-runs around everything and everybody as they sale books for profits; hold 'pacs,' and continuously launch offensives against liberals wanting to be free of their bullshit. For example, a Rush Limbaugh acolyte, Mr. Golden, is starting up a new 'outfit' hoping to net some poor unsuspecting blacks and other minorities who happen along to it into the Republican Party and conservative "movement" --instead of just getting the party to open itself up to truth, authenticity, and real life. It will be another conservative 'racket' with Donald Trump sitting as the 'fat Rat' at the helm of the party ship. No bigger crook, inconsiderate, and inauthentic person exist today in our country than Donald J. Trump! The lying 'Wonder.'

Fundamentally, homosexuals want to be free to love the one they're will and not be spied, lied, or beat upon; black people and other minorities are sick of the manipulations, frauds, second-class treatment; and, the country as a whole is sick and tired of these doped up culture wars and lying schemes which keep people divided and fighting political scrimmages.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
5.1.11  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  WallyW @5.1.8    one month ago

👍👏🎉🎊🎈well said.  I stand with you!  

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
5.1.12  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  CB @5.1.10    one month ago

Trump is the most moderate candidate that will be in the general election for President. 

 
 
 
CB
5.1.13  CB   replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @5.1.12    one month ago

Trump is a Right-wing extremist. Moderate candidates are not obsessive liars, because this is an extreme type of individual.

'Fan 1,' how do you know when Impeached President Donald J. Trump is telling the truth? Please elaborate.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
6  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago
a few minutes with Dobald Trump

And with that you lost what very little credibility you had. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6    one month ago

wanna have a spelling contest?  I was the champion of the 8th grade. And yes, we had a spelling team that traveled around to other parts of the city to be in tournaments.  I'm such a good speller that I don't care if someone finds a typo in my comments. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
6.1.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    one month ago

You remind me of this kid. 

 
 
 
cjcold
6.1.2  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    one month ago

Was also the champion speller in my grade school. My parents worked with me every night. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
6.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    one month ago

So the "Dobald Trump" was a childish jab.  

 
 
 
cjcold
6.2  cjcold  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6    one month ago

The b is next to the n. How does a typo ruin one's credibility? 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

It was another stumping event.  These are the lifeblood of politicians like shaking hands and kissing babies.  They want to be known as toadies, let them.

 
 
 
CB
7.1  CB   replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7    one month ago

I agree. Even lying 'wonders' have fans!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
8  Jasper2529    one month ago
The response to this , on the Miracle On Ice team's own twitter page, was astonishingly negative.  I'm not sure I've ever seen such a consistently negative response to something done by a beloved set of athletes or celebrities.

The Trump haters may have hit the Miracle On Ice team's Twitter page, but there are thousands who support Trump and the MOI team's appearance with him at the rally. Read the comments on this article ...

https://sports.yahoo.com/miracle-on-ice-team-defends-decision-to-appear-at-trump-rally-200916430.html

 
 
 
Texan1211
8.1  Texan1211  replied to  Jasper2529 @8    one month ago

The Church of the Perpetually Offended by Something will always find crap to whine about.

Old shit.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
8.2  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Jasper2529 @8    one month ago

I’m glad that the team is standing up for themselves and defending against the partisan response to their appearance with the President of the United States.  

 
 
 
PJ
9  PJ    one month ago

Now they can be remembered as some of the country's most famous white nationalists.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
9.1  Texan1211  replied to  PJ @9    one month ago
Now they can be remembered as some of the country's most famous white nationalists. 

Oh, cool.

Now, apparently, based on your own words, anyone associated with Trump in any way is a white nationalist.

Glad to see you don't deal in sweeping generalities.

I remain proud of what the team accomplished.

Haters line up to the left.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
10  jungkonservativ111    one month ago

Wow just saw this seed. Disgusting. Yea lets harass a bunch of elderly men because they show support for a guy I hate irrationally. Some progressives are incredibly nasty people, not all of them I guess. SMH jrSmiley_55_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Sparty On
10.1  Sparty On  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @10    one month ago

Hey man, haters gotta hate.

It's what they do.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
10.1.1  jungkonservativ111  replied to  Sparty On @10.1    one month ago

At this point I wouldn't be surprised to see the Trump haters punch a baby for wearing a MAGA hat! I can tell you it has never crossed my mind to go online and harass someone for having an opposing view. Even the nasty, loud mouthed celebrities who intentionally take shots at anyone who isn't an elitists progressive. I might do some venting in a forum like this, but nothing directed at a person. Boggles my mind.

 
 
 
Sparty On
10.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @10.1.1    one month ago

Ah yes, the old campaign baby punch ....

 
 
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