Monday, February 22, 2010

A Little Bit More

Last night team USA fought a big hockey battle against the hometown favorite, Canada. The last time our team defeated Canada in the Olympics, president Dwight D. Eisenhower was completing his second term as president and John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon were in a close battle to take the helm of our country. It was twenty years before our miracle on ice team defeated the invincible giants from our cold war enemy. Yes, it was a very long time ago.

Canada attacked ferociously. Ryan Miller faced forty two shots on goal. He also faced a life-time of hearing how superior Canada is when it comes to hockey. He heard it from fans in Vancouver. His team was the dark horse. The final minutes were knuckle-biting as Canada pulled their goalie to go on an all-out attack. Amazingly, Ryan Kesler was able to get a shot on an empty net after breaking free. The crowd was stunned as the Americans held on. Every American player gave a little bit more.

Goalie, Ryan Miller was interviewed after the game. He said that while this was an important win, there is still a bigger goal ahead. Will this be another miracle on ice? The underdogs believe they can do it. Like so many of our athletes this year, all it takes to capture the gold is to give a little bit more. The difference may come down to a 1/100th of a second or one more save on goal. That is what life is all about, just give a little bit more...

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