Archive for February 2014

"We beat the Russians" the impact of the 1980 Olympic hockey team

We all know it happened at the height of the cold war. America, much as it is today, was terribly divided. Domestic frustrations were running incredibly high. But not as high as the international tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. We desperately needed a shot in the arm. And from mid to late... Read more »

Jerry Sloan was "the original Bull"

The Utah Jazz honored their longtime coach Jerry Sloan by raising a banner  with his name and number of coaching victories Friday night. Utah Governor Gary Herbert even made January 31st, 2014 Jerry Sloan day across the state. But many of us here in the Midwest prefer to remember Jerry the player. On February 17, 1998 his... Read more »