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More to Brooks than just 'Miracle'

Updated: November 9, 2006, 3:36 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

In the end, Herb Brooks' long-awaited plaque in the Hall of Fame isn't just the product of an Olympic gold won almost three decades ago, but rather the enduring message of hope that seminal victory continues to represent.

Sound like a subtle distinction? Maybe.

But the victory of the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 over the powerful Russians, a victory that paved the way for a gold medal with a victory over Finland two days later, remains a timeless parable about the power of commitment ...

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