It’s time again for the fantastic spectacle of the Winter Olympics, one of my favorite events. It’s also 34 years removed from the remarkable story of the underdog Miracle on Ice gold-medal victory of the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team. I believe in miracles, not just in sports.
During my college days, I debated whether to pursue a career either in journalism or coaching. I reported for the city newspaper on a part-time basis, wrote on sports for the college newspaper and interned in the college news bureau as well, so I had a beginning taste of journalism. I played on the college football and hockey teams, but had the same head coach for both sports, the stern-but-caring Tom Porter.