I’ve been an avid sports fan since 1967 when I was six years old. The greatest moment in my 50 plus years as a sports fan came 40 years ago this evening. 1980 Winter Olympics. Lake Placid, New York. With exactly 10 minutes to go and the score tied 3-3- Mike Eruzione scored putting the US up 4-3. The next ten minutes seemed like a lifetime but they held on to upset the greatest hockey team in the world the USSR 4-3. Two days later they beat Finland 4-2 to win the Gold Medal. As ABC Olympic host Jim McKay said after the game- Team USA – a team full of college students beating the professional USSR team- would be like a college team from Canada defeating the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. At the end of the 20th century this game would be named as the greatest American sports moment of the entire century.