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1984: Bridging the gap between the young and the old

In Page 2's tour of the most memorable sports years, Mike Philbrick remembers 1984 as the year we all came together.

Updated: July 29, 2008, 4:54 PM ET
By Mike Philbrick | Page 2

For generations, sports has given fans young and old common ground to debate the past against the present. But once in a great while, a year comes along and all the arguments cease, and everyone celebrates the here and now -- a year like 1984.

In '84, the entire calendar shined. Wayne Gretzky brought back memories of Gordie Howe by winning his first Stanley Cup in Edmonton -- dethroning the New York Islanders, winners of the previous four Cups.

The Summer Olympic Games ...

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