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Chicago mayor refers to Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup win as ‘Miracle on Ice’ (video)


That sound you hear? That’s Herb Brooks rolling over in his grave.

Either during a boisterous moment of bravado or a patently absurd display of historical ignorance — or both — Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while taking in the festivities surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks’ victory parade and celebration on Friday, referred to the team’s Stanley Cup win — presumably the amazing Game 6 win over the Boston Bruins to secure the Cup in particular — as the “Miracle on Ice.”


The fact that this is a Vine video and his comments are played in a loop over and over only intensifies the abject ridiculousness of his remarks (via Vine):

Hoo boy. Later, Emanuel apparently was overhead telling a reporter, “Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. You like that? I just made it up.”

Okay, that’s not true, but it wouldn’t have been shocking if that were true.

While there is no arguing that the manner in which the Blackhawks came back from a goal down to score two goals in the waning moments of the third period to shock the Bruins was indeed impressive, to compare it to the U.S. hockey team’s win over the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics, arguably the greatest moment in international sports history for the United States, may be a tad bit superfluous and definitely a glaring display of hyperbole.

Miracle on Ice. Great googly moogly.

[H/T Barstool Sports, via Sports Grid]