Sometimes the importance of sporting events is overstated, but that’s not the case with the “Miracle on Ice.” When the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Russians at Lake Placid, it was truly a historic event as the U.S. team, basically a group of college kids, beat the “amateurs” from Russia, who were really professional athletes. In the midst of the Cold War and the nuclear arms race, the U.S. had beaten Russia and the improbable victory gave Americans a reason to feel good about themselves when they really needed it. And the man behind the goalie mask for the U.S. was Jim Craig. The sight of him draped in the U.S. flag after that incredible victory looking for his father in the stands is one of the most touching images in sports. Without Jim Craig’s amazing play in net – he stopped 36 of 39 shots – the Americans surely would have lost that game and not gone on to win the gold medal (it’s often forgotten that the U.S.-Russia game was not for the gold and that the U.S. had to beat Finland for that). Even though it’s been nearly 30 years since the Miracle on Ice, just about every American who was alive at the time remembers it vividly. And for the younger generation, they’ve seen the highlights so many times it probably feels like they were there.
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**Jim Craig Speaker**
If you are looking for a motivational speaker, it would be hard to beat a Jim Craig speaker appearance. Few speakers have the personal experience of overcoming the almost insurmountable odds that Jim Craig did.
**Jim Craig Appearance**
Now president of a marketing firm in Boston, there have been Jim Craig appearances for world-renowned companies like Disney, Coca-Cola, NBC and Coors.
**Jim Craig Endorsement**
You quite simply cannot get more American than a Jim Craig endorsement. If you want to capture a patriotic spirit for your product or service, Jim Craig is the perfect spokesman.
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