Today is the 33rd anniversary of the "Miracle On Ice." The unknown Americans beat the highly-favored Soviet Union, 4-3, in Lake Placid, N.Y.
For those of us old enough to have watched on television, it likely goes down as the most stunning sporting event of our lives. So, do you believe in miracles? What possibly could be more stunning? I'm always up for predictions. Here are mine:
-- The Miami Heat go an entire quarter without complaining about a single call from the officials. They are great, but they are even better at complaining.
-- I'd like to see an 85-degree day for Opening Day in Chicago. By the way, the average temperature in Chicago on Opening Day the last 30 years? 49 degrees.
-- Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault breaks down and says one of his players delivered a dirty hit.
-- Steve Bartman comes out of hiding and finally confesses to being David Kaplan's cousin...and is a die hard White Sox fan.
-- Michael Jordan becomes the first person in NBA history to win six championships as a player...and six more as an owner.
-- Sports Illustrated models put down their body paint to declare the beer-bellied fan reading this as "sexy"...Not you...the other guy.
-- A Gas Money contestant answers correctly to 100 straight sports trivia questions. "Sack Machine" becomes the new "boo-yah!"
-- Vegan Prince Fielder switches to an all-banana creme pie diet. He loses 20 pounds by Opening Day.
-- The "Sodfather" Roger Bossard admits that he's been paying a neighborhood kid to cut U.S. Cellular Field for years.
-- Gus Johnson and Dick Vitale go for the laid-back approach.
-- Darko Milicic lives up to his billing as the No. 2 pick in the 2003 NBA draft.
-- Mercy! Hawk Harrelson sings the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field. Then he goes with "Call Me Maybe" for an encore.