By Josh Kramer
Most of the American sporting world is very well aware of one of the greatest sports triumphs in our country’s history that occurred in 1980 at Lake Placid. And if they were not aware, after the major motion picture “Miracle” came out in 2004, they became in the known. Of course the “Miracle on Ice” revolves around a young US hockey team that shocked the supposedly unbeatable Soviet Union hockey team in the semi-finals of the 1980 winter olympics.
Now I obviously am pulling for Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, and the US ladies to bring home the World Cup title tomorrow. But the American women are heavily favored over a little known Japanese squad that has an entire country on edge. What if the Japanese were to shock the Americans? Would Japan start referring to July 17th, 2011 as the “Miracle on Grass?” Continue reading