One of the most epic moments in hockey history, at least here in America, is the 1980 Miracle on Ice. I don’t need to remind you what it is or why it was significant. You know all that. What I do need to do, however, is show you how when Dan Patrick applies his brilliance to something, it turns to gold.
Thanks to the Media Hounds at Awful Announcing, comes the sound byte to end all sound bytes. OK, that’s over hyping it, but it is kinda cool. From AA:
I think it was about a year ago when Dan Patrick had William Shatner on [his radio show] and made him recreate some of the most famous Sports calls ever. Well one of the ones he did that day was Al Michaels’ “Miracle On Ice” call and Michaels just happened to be the DP Show today and of course Dan just happened to have the clip handy.
Simply epic. If Shatner had been calling that game instead of Michaels, I think everyone watching would have slept rather peacefully. Instead, people went out, got drunk, rioted and then set a few stray cats on fire.
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BallHype – William Shatner’s Stunning Rendition of the Miracle On Ice