Even better than the real thing? Nope

So they've made a movie about The Miracle on Ice. But the Sports Guy says you had to be there.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:21 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Editor's Note: This column appears in the Feb. 16 edition of ESPN The Magazine.

You had to be there. Had to be a kid. Had to care about sports. Had to be a dreamer. Had to feel like it changed your life.

No hockey game should have that kind of effect, right? Well, this one did. The 1980 Olympic Team changed the course of my life. Validated every reason I ever had for liking sports. Made me believe I could accomplish anything. Kept me watching all kinds of games, hoping for ...

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