Monday, February 22, 2016
1980 Sportsmen of the Year
February 22nd 1980
The US Men's Olympic hockey team pulled one of the biggest upsets in sports history when they defeated the USSR in the 1980 Olympics to earn a berth in the gold medal game. Team USA would beat Finland for the first gold medal in hockey since 1960 and maybe stars out of the entire team.
Team USA would go on to be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsmen of the Year for 1980