February 11, 2014

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE OLYMPICS

I love the Olympics. I really do. It’s when the greatest athletes in the world come and further their dreams. You go to the Olympics (or watch them on TV), see an event, and end up falling in love with a completely different event/sport. That’s great! What else do I love about the Olympics? I love that some people win and some people lose. Underdog stories are highlighted and people begin rooting and getting behind those stories – how people […]
February 11, 2014

BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS

Do you have a dream? Without a dream, how can you make it come true? People can’t help you if you don’t share your dream with them. Telling people what your dream is and how you plan to reach it is a huge step in achieving your dream. Do you want to talk to me about your dream and how you can get there? Share your dream! Jump over to Facebook and let the world know what your big dream […]
February 4, 2015

GREAT MENTOR: GEORGE “DOC” NAGOBADS

If you watch TV footage of the celebration on the ice after Team USA beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, you might see a smiling man with white hair give me a big hug. That man was Dr. Visvaldis “George” Nagobads, our team physician. Today, Dr. Nagobads, 93, remains in great health. He is vibrant and living in Minneapolis. Dr. Nagobads took particular joy in our victory over the Russian Bear. For back […]
August 2, 2016

JIM CRAIG REFLECTS ON THE “MIRACLE ON ICE”

“At the Winter Olympics in upstate New York in February 1980, a motley band of American ice hockey players, on their path to the gold medal, upset the powerful Soviet team. The most lasting image of the games was goalie Jim Craig draped in the American flag, and the Stars and Stripes began to come out across the country. The sports columnist Pete Axthelm interviewed a woman who ‘hadn’t seen so many flags since the 1960s. When we were burning […]