February 22, 2010

It was thirty years ago today

Herb Brooks brought the band to play. But how miraculous was the Miracle on Ice?

A hedge fund manager and a psychotherapist try to determine what the real odds were on the US hockey team defeating the Soviet hockey team that day. After much modeling, they conclude it might have been as low (!) as 17-1.

I don't know about you, but odds of approximately 6% success don't compel me to bet.

I remember that morning (here); everybody in the house was watching that game, and not one of us was a hockey fan. We all yelled along with Al Michaels, although he had a better line than we did.

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